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JOURNAL of Hie PROCEEDINGS 



OF THE 



CITY COUNCIL 

OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 



Regular Meeting, Nonday, April 22^ 1918 



10:00 O'CLOCK P. M. 



{Council Chamber, City Hall.) 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 



ORGANIZATION OF THE COUNCIL. 



Present — Hon. Wm. Hale Thompson, Mayor, and Aid. 
Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, Iliff, Schwartz, 
Hickey, Richert, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. McCor- 
mick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, MoNichols, Gullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home, Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
R. H. McCormick, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, 
SteiTen, Roeder, Haderlein, Gapitain, Link, Lipps, Pret- 
zel, Kennedy, Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, 
Byrne, Wm. J. Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, 
Lyle, Hazen, A. 0. Anderson, Kostner, Toman, Clark 
and Thos. J. Lynch. 

Absent — Aid. Kenna. 



Call to Order. 

At 10:00 o'clock P. M. (the hour appointed for the 
meeting), the Mayor called the Council to order. 



Quorum. 

The Clerk called the roll of members, and there was 
found to be 

A quorum present. 



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Adoption of Rules of Procedure. 

Aid. Richert presented a resolution embodying rules 
of procedure for the Council. 

Unanimous consent was given for consideration of 
said resolution. 

Aid. Richert moved to adopt said resolution. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, Iliff, 
Schwartz, Hickey, Richert, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. 
McCormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Fur- 
man, Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, CuUerton, 
Krumdick, Novak, Kerner, Ahern, Home, Maypole, 
Smith, Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, 
Walkowiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, 
Franz, R. H. McCormick, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wal- 
lace, Steffen, Roeder, Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, 
Pretzel, Kennedy, Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, 
Byrne, Wm. J. Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, 
Lyle, Hazen, A. 0. Anderson, Kostner, Toman, Clark, 
Thos. J. Lynch— 69. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said resolution as adopted: 

Resolved, That the following rules be and they are 
hereby declared to be the rules of this Council : 

Rule 1. Regular meetings of the City Council shall 
be held every Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, unless 



ORGANIZATION. 



April 22, 1918. 



olliorwisc ordered at a regular meeting. Special meet- 
ings may be held at any time, on call of the Mayor, or 
any three or more Aldermen; such call shall be in' 
writing, duly signed, and shall be presented to the 
Clerk, who shall proceed immediately to prepare no- 
tices of the same and shall cause them to be served 
on members of the Council, at least twenty-four hours 
prior to the day and hour set for said special meeting 
except for special meetings called on account of death 
of a member of this 'Council or in an extremie emer- 
gency; such notices shall describe, in brief, the nature 
or objects of the call. 

At every special meeting the call for the same shall 
be read and afterward filed by the Clerk; and no busi- 
ness other than that proposed by the call, shall be in 
order at such meeting. 

Order of Business. 

Rule 2. Each meeting of the Council shall convene 
at the hour appointed for such meeting. In the ab- 
sence of the Mayor a temporary chairman for the meet- 
ing shall be elected by a majority vote of the Aldermen 
present. The Clerk (or some one appointed to fill his 
place) shall thereupon immediately call the roll of 
members. If no quorum be present, the Council shall 
not thereby stand adjourned, but the members present 
shall be competent to adjourn the Council by a ma- 
jority vote. 

A quorum for the transaction of business shall con- 
sist of a majority of all the Aldermen entitled by law 
to be elected. When a quorum is present the Council 
shall proceed to the business before it, which shall 
be conducted in the following order: 

1. The reading of the Journal of the Proceedings 
of the last meeting or meetings, and correction and 
approval of the same, unless dispensed with by the 
Council. 

2. Reports and communications from city officers. 

3. Reports of standing committees. 

4. Reports of select committees. 

5. Presentation of petitions, communications, res- 
olutions and ordinances by Aldermen, and improve- 
ment ordinances recommended by the Board of Local 
Improvements. 

6. Unfinished business of preceding meetings. 

7. Miscellaneous business. 

Rule 3. All questions relating to the priority of 
business shall be decided by the Chair, without debate, 
subject to appeal. 

Duties and Privileges of President. 

Rule 4. The presiding officer shall preserve order 
and decorum, and may speak to points of order in 
preference to other members, rising from his seat for 
that purpose, and shall decide all questions of order, 
subject to an appeal to the City Council, on which. 
appeal no member shall speak more than once without 
the unanimous consent of the Council. 

Duties and Privileges of Members. 

Rule 5. While the presiding officer is putting the 
question, no member shall walk across or out of the 
Council room. 



Rule 6. Every member, previous to his speaking, 
making a motion or seconding the same, shall rise 
from his seat and address himself to the presiding 
officer, and say, "Mr. President," but shall not proceed 
with his remarks until recognized and named by the 
Chair, 

Rule 7. When two or more members rise at once, 
the presiding officer shall name the member who is 
first to speak. 

Rule 8. During the session of the Council, only 
city officers, ex-aldermen and persons connected with 
the press shall be admitted within the bar of the City 
Council Chamber, unless upon invitation of the Chair- 
man. ' Lobbying shall not be permitted. 

Rule 9. In case of any disturbance or disorderly 
conduct, the presiding officer shall have the power to 
require the Chamber to be cleared if necessary. 

Rule 10. When a member wishes to present a com- 
munication, petition, order, resolution or other original 
matter, he shallsend it to the desk of the Clerk, who 
shall read such matter when reached in its proper 
order; and the Chairman shall call each ward for the 
fifth order of business, beginning one meeting at the 
First Ward, and the next meeting at the Thirty-fifth 
Ward, and so on alternately during the term of the 
Council. 

Rule 11. No member, without leave of the Council, 
shall speak more than once upon the same subject, 
until every member desirous of speaking shall have 
spoken; and no member shall speak longer than five 
minutes at any one time, except by consent of the 
Council. 

Rule 12. A member when called to order by the 
Chair shall thereupon take his seat unless permitted 
by the Chair to explain. If there be no appeal, the 
decision of the Chair shall be conclusive; but, if the 
member appeal from the decision of the Chair, such 
appeal shall be decided by the Council. 

Rule 13- While a member is speaking, no member 
shall hold any private discourse nor pass between the 
speaker and the Chair. 

Rule 14. Every member who shall be present when 
a question is stated from the Chair, shall vote thereon, 
unless excused by the Council, or unless he is directly 
interested in the question, in which case he shall not 
vote. 

Rule 15. No member shall be allowed to leave the 
Council while in sessioft unless excused by the pre- 
siding officer; and for attempting to do so, or for per- 
sistent violation of any other rule or order, may be 
restrained or otherwise dealt with as the President of 
the Council may direct. 

Motions and Resolutions. 

Rule 16. Any matter before the Council may be set 
down as a special order of business at a time certain, 
if two-thirds of the Aldermen present vote in the 
affirmative, but not otherwise. 

Rule 17. No motion shall be put or debated unless 
it be seconded. When a motion is seconded, it shall be 
stated by the presiding olficer before debate, and every 
such motion shall be reduced to writing, if required by 
a member, and the proposer' of the motion shall be 
entitled to the floor. 



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April 22, 1918. 



ORGANIZATION. 



Rule 18. After a motion or resolution is stated by 
the presiding officer, it shall be deemed to be in pos- 
session of the Council, but may be withdrawn at any 
time before decision or amendment; by consent of the 
Council. 

Rule 19. If any question under consideration con- 
tains several distinct propositions, the Council by a 
majority vote of the menxbers present miay divide such 
question. 

Rule 20. In all cases, where a resolution or motion 
is entered on' the Journal of the Council, the name of 
the member moving the same shall be entered also. 

Taking and Entering Vote. 

Rule 21. If any member require it, the yeas and 
nays upon any question shall be taken and entered on 
the Journal; but the yeas and nays shall not be taken 
unless called for previous to any vote on the question. 

Rule 22. The result of all votes by yeas and nays 
shall not be announced by the Clerk, but shall be 
handed by him to the Chairman for announcement, and 
no vote shall be changed after the tally list has passed 
from the hands of the Clerk. 

Precedence of Questions. 

Rule 23. When a blank is to be filled, and different 
sums or times -proposed, the question shall be taken 
fir^t on the least sum or the longest time. 

Rule 24. When a question is under debate, the only 
motions in order shall be: 1, to adjourn to a day cer- 
tain; 2, to adjourn; 3, to lay on the table; 4, the pre- 
vious question; 5, to refer; 6, to amend; 7, to sub- 
stitute; 8, to postpone indefinitely or to a day certain; 
Nos. 2, 3 and 4 to be decided without debate. 

Adjournment. 

Rule 25. A motion to adjourn the Council shall 
always be in order, except: 1, when a member is in 
possession of the floor; 2, while the yeas and nays are 
being called; 3, when the members are voting; 4, when 
adjournment was the last preceding motion, and 5, 
when it has been decided that the previous question 
shall be taken. 

Rule 26. A motion simply to adjourn shall not be 
subject to amendment, but a motion to adjourn to a 
time certain shall be, and shall be subject to debate. 

Rule 27. The Council may at any time adjourn 
over one or more regular meetings, on a vote of a ma- 
jority of all the Aldermen authorized by law to be 
elected. 

Previous Question. 

Rule 28. When the previous question is moved and 
seconded it shall be put in this form: "Shall the main 
question now be put?" If such question be carried, 
all further amendments and all further moti:ons and 
debate shall be excluded, and the question put without 
delay, upon the pending amendments in proper order, 
and then upon the main question. 

To Lay on the Table. 

Rule 29. A motion to simply lay a question on the 
table shall not be debatable; but a motion to lay on the 
table and publish, or any other condition, shall be sub- 
ject to amendment and debate. 



A motion to take any motion or other proposition 
from the table may be proposed at the same meeting 
at which such motion or proposition was laid upon the 
table, provide^ two-thirds of the Aldermen vote there- 
for. 

Rule 30_. A motion to lay any particular motion or 
proposition on the table shall apply to that motion or 
proposition only. 

Indefinite Postponement. 

Rule 31. When consideration of a motion or other 
proposition is postponed indefinitely, it shall not be 
again taken up at the same meeting. . 

To Refer. 

Rule 32. A motion to refer to a standing committee 
shall take precedence over a similar motion to refer to 
a select committee. 

To Amend. 

Rule 33. A motion to amend an amendment shall 
be in order, but one to amend an amendment to an 
amendment shall not be entertained. 

Rule 34. An amendment modifying the intention of 
a motion shall be in order; but an amendment relating 
to a different subject shall not be in order. 

Rule 35. On an amendment to "strike out and in- 
sert," the paragraph to be amended shall first be read 
as it stands, then the words proposed to be stricken 
out, then those to be inserted and finally, the paragraph 
as it will stand if so amended shall be read. 

To Substitute. 

Rule 36. A substitute for any original proposition 
in debate may be entertained when further amendment 
is not ad,missible; and if accepted by the mover of 
such original proposition, or by the Council by vote, 
it shall entirely supersede such original proposition 
and cut off all amendments appertaining thereto. 

Reconsideration. 

Rule 37. A vote or question may be reconsidered at 
any time during the same meeting, or at the first 
regular meeting held thereafter. A motion for recon- 
sideration having been once made, and decided in the 
negative, shall not be renewed, nor shall a vote to 
reconsider be reconsidered. 

Rule 38. A motion to reconsider must be made and 
seconded by members who voted on the prevailing side 
of the question to be reconsidered, unless otherwise 
provided by law; provided, however, that where a mo- 
tion is lost only by reason of its not having received a 
two-thirds or three-fourths vote required for its 
passage, a motion to reconsider may be made and 
seconded by those voting in the affirmative on such 
motion. 

Precedence of Rusiness. 

Rule 39.. The City Council shall at all regular meet- 
ings .resume business at the same order on which it 
was engaged immediately preceding the last adjourn- 
ment with the exception of orders Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 
of Rule 2, which shall be called and disposed of before 
resuming business as herein provided. 

Rule 40. The following shall be the standing com- 



ORGANIZATION, 



April 22, 1918. 



mitiocs 
thereof; 



of the Cily Council and the membership 



1. 
2. 
3, 
4. 
5. 



6. 



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10 

11 
12 
13 
14 
15 



16. 



On Finance; 15 members. 

On Local Transportation; 17 members. 

On Gas, Oil and Electric Light; 17 members. 

On Harbors, Wharves and Bridges; 15 members. 

On Local Industries; 15 members; seven mem- 
bers to be selected from the West Side wards, 
five from the South Side wards, and three 
from the North Side wards. 

On Judiciary; 17 members. 

On Streets and Alleys; 15 members: seven mem- 
bers to be selected ffom the West Side wards, 
five from the South Side wards, and three 
from the North Side wards. 

On License; 15 members. 

On Buildings and City Hall; 15 members. 

On Schools, Fire, Police and Civil Service; 15 
members. 

On Public Health; 15 members. 

On Railway Terminals; 15 members. 

On Compensation; 9 members. 

On Track Elevation; 9 members. 

On Parks, Playgrounds and Beaches; 15 members, 
including nine Aldermen to be selected by the 
Council, and six other citizens of Chicago, to 
be appointed by the Mayor to act in an ad- 
visory capacity. 

Committee on Home Defense; 9 members. 



Rule 41. The Committee on Parks, Playgrounds and 
Beaches shall act in conjunction with the Mayor in all 
matters pertaining to small parks, playgrounds and 
bathing beaches. 

Select Committees. 

Rule 42. On the acceptance of a final report from 
a select committee, the said committee shall be dis- 
charged without a vote, unless otherwise ordered. 

Jurisdiction of Committees. 

Rule 43. All matters relating exclusively to streets 
and alleys, taxation and street nomenclature shall be 
referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys, pro- 
vided, that all applications for switch tracks and for 
street or alley vacations for industrial purposes shall 
be referred to the Committee on Local Industries. 

All matters relating exclusively to state legislation, 
elections and rules, shall be referred to the Committee 
on Judiciary. 

All matters relating exclusively to the water supply 
shal) be referred to the Committee on Finance. 

All matters relating to bathing beaches and recrea- 
tion piers, shall be referred to the Committee on Parks, 
Playgrounds and, Beaches. 

All matters authorizing or granting private uses or 
special privileges in any street, alley, public dock, pier 
or other public ground, or providing for the vacation 
thereof, excepting franchises for public utilities, shall 
be referred by the respective committees to which 
they have been referred for consideration, to the Com- 



mittee on Compensation for the purpose of fixing the 
amount of compensation to be paid before such mat- 
ters ai-e reported to this Council by said committees. 
The principal duty of the Committee on Home 
Defense shall be to co-operate, and confer with the 
State Council of Defense, State Food Administrator, 
State Fuel Administrator and such other ofiir.ials 5.s 
deal or will deal with similar subjects, for the pur- 
pose of devising plans and programs to aid and assist 
in food production, distribution, conservation and 
regulation and in supplementing the efforts of state 
and national officials in limiting retailers' prices and 
profits, and further to obtain adequate qualities and 
quantities of foods, supplies and materials for Chi- 
cago and its citizens, so that a Chicago consumer may 
get the benefit at once of any assistance it may be able 
to give, and to confer and co-operate with the State 
Council of Defense and Federal Government in all mat- 
ters relating to the protection of life and property in 
the City of Chicago. 

Committee Meetings — Attendance of Aldermen. 

Rule 44. Unless in cases of emergency, committee 
meetings shall be called at least twenty-four hours 
prior to the time of the meetings^ and each member 
shall attend promptly at the hour stated in the notice, 
and three consecutive violations of this rule shall sub- 
ject the offender to removal from the committee by the 
President of the Council. 

The City Clerk shall keep an accurate and complete 
record of attendance of all Council Committee sessions 
called, whether a quorum is present or not, and shall 
submit to the Council a semi-annual report on the 
first meeting after the summer vacation and the last 
meeiing in March of each year, showing the number 
of committee meetings called, the number held, the 
number not held because of lack of a quorum, the 
number of opportunities each Alderman had for at- 
tending committee meetings and the percentage of his 
attendance based upon the number of meetings called; 
provided, that whenever an Alderman shall have been 
absent from a committee meeting, or committee meet- 
ings, by virtue of an appointment by the Mayor or the 
City Council to absent himself from the city on busi- 
ness for the City of Chicago, and he shall notify the 
City Clerk of the time of his departure from the city 
by virtue of said appointment, and shall report to the 
City Clerk upon his return to the city, the City Clerk 
shall not take into consideration the meetings of com- 
mittees of which such Alderman is a member held dur- 
ing his absence from the city for the purpose of com- 
puting the percentage of committee attendance of such 
Alderman; and provided that when an Alderman is 
present at a regularly called meeting and due at 
another regularly called meeting at the same hour, the 
City Clerk shall take into consideration but one of said 
meetings in computing the percentage of committee 
attendance of such Alderman, and the City Clerk shall, 
when presenting his report of attendance at committee 
meetings, include in such report the causes of non- 
attendance of any Alderman at any committee meeting. 

A meeting of all chairmen of the various Council 
Committees shall be held, to be called by the Chairman 
of the Finance Committee, after the selection of Coun- 
cil Committees, for the purpose of setting the day and 
hour of meetings of such committees throughout the_ 
term of the Council- Except in cases of emergency the 



April 22, 1918. 



ORGANIZATION. 



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schedule so adopted shall be complied with and a copy 
of such schedule shall be posted by the City Clerk in a 
conspicuous place in the corridor adjoining the rooms 
provided for committee meetings. 

Reference of Matters to Committees. 

Rule 45. All ordinances, petitions, resolutions, or- 
ders and communications to the Council- shall, unless 
by unanimous consent, be referred to appropriate com- 
mittees, to be decided by the Chair, and only acted 
upon by the Council at a subsequent meeting, on the 
report of the committee having the same in charge. 

Rule 46. All appointments in which Council concur- 
rence is necessary shall lie over for one week or until 
the next meeting of the City Council. 

Rule 47. When two or more committees are called, 
the Council shall decide to which committee the sub- 
ject matter shall go. 

Reports of Committees. 

Rule 48. Standing and select committees, to whom 
references are made, shall in all cases report in writ- 
ing at least once in each month (unless further time 
is granted by a vote of the Council) the state of facts 
with their opinion thereon. Mi-nority reports may be 
received at the same time with the majority reports. 

Rule 49. All reports of committees shall be ad- 
dressed: "To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in City Council ' Assembled:". They shall 
briefly describe the matter referred, and the conclusion 
to which the committee has arrived; which conclusion 
shall be summed up in the form of an ordinance, or- 
der, resolution, recommendation or some other distinct 
proposition; and such reports may be presented to the 
Council by the chairmen of the committees during the 
call of the wards, when the wards they respectively 
represent are reached. 

Records of Proceedings of Conmiittees. 

Rule 50. Each committee of the City Council shall 
cause to be kept a record of its proceedings; and when- 
ever a roll call is had by any such committee, such 
record shall plainly indicate the vote of each member 
thereof. These records shall be filed in the office of 
'the City Clerk and shall be open to public inspection. 

General Provisions Concerning Ordinances. 

RuL-E 51. All ordinances for the vacation of streets, 
alleys or other public property in the City of Chicago 
shall contain, in addition to the legal description of the 
property sought to be vacated by such ordinances, the 
popular description of the property, giving in the case 
of a lot the street number, in the case of an alley the 
names of the streets surrounding the block o'r blocks 
in which such alley is located and in the case of a 
street the names of the two nearest intersecting cross 
streets. Said legal and popular description and the 
name of the beneficiary or beneficiaries shall be printed 
in the Journal of the Council proceedings of the meet- 
ing at which any such ordinance is introduced. 

Before any vacation ordinance is finally acted upon 
by the Council the legal description of the property 
sought to be vacated shall be verified by the City's 
Bureau of Maps and Plats. 

All ordinances amending any section of the Code of 
Chicago or any general or special ordinance of the 



city shall be so printed in the Council Journal that the 
change made in the original ordinance shall be shown 
in italics in the event that sentences, phrases or pro- 
visions are added to the original ordinance. 

All ordinances approved by standing committees of 
the Council shall, immediately upon such approval, be 
published in pamphlet form by the City Clerk for dis- 
tribution and shall be published by a sufficiently 
identifying caption in the Council Journal until after 
the final passage of said ordinance or ordinances by 
the City Council, when they shall be published in full. 

All ordinances granting rights in streets to public 
utility corporations which relate to or include within 
their provisions anything concerning the vacation, 
closing, opening, crossing otherwise than on the sur- 
face or undermining of streets or alleys shall, after the 
same have been approved by the special or standing 
committee of the council to which they were referred, 
and after having been deferred and published, and on 
being called up for final passage, be considered section 
by section; and no such ordinance shall be passed un- 
less it has attached thereto as a part of same a com- 
plete and adequate map or plat showing in detail how 
the streets and alleys involved will be affected thereby. 

All ordinances (except those emanating from the 
Board of Local Improvements) which are submitted to 
the City Council for action shall be presented in dupli- 
cate. 

Rule 52. The rules of parliamentary practice com- 
prised in "Robert's Rules of Order" shall govern the 
Council in all cases to which they are applicable, and 
in which they are not inconsistent with the standing 
rules of this Council. 

Suspension, Etc., of Riules. 

Rule 53. These rules may be temporarily suspended 
by a vote of four-fifths of all the Aldermen elected 
and shall not be repealed, altered or amended unless 
by concurrence of two-thirds of all the Aldermen en- 
titled by law to be elected. 

Sergeant-at-Arms. ■ 

Rule 54. There shall be elected by ballot, by the 
members of the Council, a Sergeant-at-Arms of this 
Council, who shall preserve order, obey the directions 
of the City Council and perform all duties usually ap- 
pertaining to the office of Sergeant-at-Arms of de- 
liberative assemblies. Said Sergeant-at-Arms shall 
have power to appoint such number of assistants as he 
my deem necessary, for any length of time, not ex- 
ceeding twenty-four hours at any one time; provided, 
that such Sergeant-at-Arms shall be removable at the 
will of the Council by resolution duly adopted. 

Censure. 

Rule 55. Any member acting or appearing in a lewd 
or disgraceful manner, or who uses opprobrious, 
obscene or insulting language to or about any member 
of the City" Council, or who does not obey the order of 
the Chair, shall be, on motion, censured by a majority 
vote of the members present, or expelled by a two- 
thirds vote of all members elected. In case of censure, 
the Sergeant-at-Arms, his assistants, or any person 
acting under direction of the Chair, shall cause the 
member censured to vacate his seat and come before 
the bar of the Council and receive censure from the 
Chair. 



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ORGANIZATION. 



April 22, 1918. 



Floral Displays. 

Rule 56. Floral displays or decorations shall not be 
permitted in the Council Chamber during the session 
of the Council. 

Soliciting of Passes and Other Favors. 

Rule 57. No member of this Council shall solicit 
or accept any pass or discriminatory or preferential 
rate or charge from any railroad or other public service 
corporation. 

No member of this Council shall request or direct 
any city employee to solicit any such pass or discrim- 
inatory or preferential rate for the said Alderman or 
for any other purpose. 

No member of this Council shall solicit, either for 
himself or for any other person, employment with any 
railroad or public service corporation operating in the 
City of Chicago. 

Rule 58. The Council shall not permit the general 
collection of funds for charity upon the city streets in 
the manner commonly called "Tag Day," in which em- 
blems are used or flowers or other merchandise sold, 
the possession of which indicates those who have con- 
tributed, except twice annually, such "Tag Days" to be 
at least five months apart. 

One of the aforesaid "Tag Days" shall be for the sole 
benefit of children's charities and shall be under the 
auspices of the Chicago Childrens' Benefit League. 
The other "Tag Day" shall be for the benefit of adult 
charities and shall be granted only to a Federation of 
Charities organized along the general lines of the Chi- 
cago Children's Benefit League and not without the 
recommendation of the Committee on Finance of the 
City Council. 

In each case the list of charities to be beneficiaries 
shall be submitted to the Committee on Finance and 
approved by that committee before the Council shall 
designate a "Tag Day." 

Election of Standing Committees. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Richert presented a list 
of proposed members of standing committees for the 
year 1918-1919, which was read by the Clerk. 

Aid. Richert moved that each standing committee be 
composed of the members specified on said list, for the 
year 1918-1919, and that the first-named Alderman 
under each committee act as the chairman of such 
committee. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, Iliff, 
Schwartz, Hickey, Richert, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. 
MoCormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Fur- 
man, Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNiohols, Cullerton, 
Krumdick, Novak, Kerner, Ahern, Home, Maypole, 
Smith, Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, 
Walkowiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, 
Franz, R. H. McCormick, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wal- 
lace, Stefjfen, Roeder, Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, 
Pretzel, Kennedy, Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, 
Byrne, Wm. J. Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, 
Lyle, Hazen, A. 0. Anderson, Kostner, Toman, Clark, 
Thos. J. Lynch— 69. 
Nays — None. 



Said list reads as follows: 

Standing Committees of the City Council for the 
Year 1918-1919. 

FINANCE. 

Richert, Schwartz, A. A. McCormick, Fetzer, Wood- 
hull, Kerner, R. H. McCormick, Capitain, Lipps, Wat- 
son, Littler, Long, Fisher, Hazen, Clark. 

LOCAL TRANSPORTATION. 

Capitain, Hickey, McDonough, - Nance, McNichols, 
Smith, Walkowiak, Franz, Bauler, Wallace, Lipps, 
Watson, Byrne, Fisher, Hazen, Toman, T. J. Lynch. 

GAS, OIL AND ELECTRIC LIGHT. 

T, J. Lynch, Ilifif, Hickey, Nance, McNichols, Novak, 
Ahern, W-alkowiak, Bowler, Walker, Bauler, Wallace, 
Link, Adamowski, O'Toole, Long, Toman. 

RAILWAY TERMINALS. 

Lipps, Kenna, Schwartz, Fetzer,- McNichols, Home, 
Walkowiak, Touhy, Bowler, Walker, Capitain, Littler, 
Hrubec, W. J. Lynch, Kostner. 

LOCAL INDUSTRIES. 

Fisher, Hickey, A. A. McCormick, Klaus, Cullerton, 
Novak, Ahern, Smith, Olsen, Walker, Bauler, Pretzel, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Clark. 

HARBORS, WHARVES AND BRIDGES. 

Littler, Kenna, Guernsey, Woodhull, Govier, Culler- 
ton, Home, Olsen, Kavanagh, Powers, Wallace, Hader- 
lein, Kennedy, Moran, Hazen. 

JUDICIARY. 

Kerner, Coughlin, Schwartz, McDonough, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Fetzer, Woodhull, Maypole, Kaindl, Kunz, 
Powers, Steffen, Roeder, Link, Hrubec, W. J. Lynch, 
Kostner. 

STREETS AND ALLEYS. 

Toman, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Mulcahy, Kunz, 
Adamkiewicz, Touhy, Fick, R. H. McCormick, Ellison, 
Roeder, Kennedy, W. J. Lynch, Lyle, A. 0. Anderson. 

LICENSE. 

Smith, L. B. Anderson, Mulcahy, Furman, Klaus, 
Krumdick, Novak, Ahern, Kaindl, Bowler, Haderlein, ^ 
Byrne, O'Toole, Lyle, Clark. 

BUILDINGS AND CITY HALL, 

Pretzel, Jackson, Mulcahy, Guernsey, Johnson, 
Klaus, Krumdick, Piotrowski, Kavanagh, Powers, Fick, 
Ellison, Steffen, Adamowski, Moran. 

SCHOOLS, FIRE, POLICE AND CIVIL SERVICE. 

Franz, Jackson, Guernsey, Johnson, Krumdick, 
Home, Maypole, Kaindl, Adamkiewicz, Touhy, Steffen, 
Link, Kennedy, Adamowski, Byrne. 

PUBLIC HEALTH. 

Nance, Kenna, McDonough, Furman, Johnson, Cul- 
lerton, Olsen, Kunz, Kavanagh, Franz, Ellison, Pretzel, 
Moran, A. 0. Anderson, Kostner. 

TRACK ELEVATION. 

Maypole, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Iliff, Govier,' Ol- 
sen, Piotrowski, Fick, Roeder. 

COMPENSATION. 

Iliff, Richert, Kerner, R. H. McCormick, Lipps, Wat- 
son, Moran, Fisher, Toman. 



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PARKS, PLAYGROUNDS AND BEACHES. 

Long, Jackson, Furman, Govier, Piotrowski, Adam- 
kiewicz, Haderlein, Lyle, A. 0. Anderson. 



HOME DEFENSE. 



Kostner, Iliff, McDonough, Govier, Touhy, Bowler, 
Stefifen, Lyle, T. J. Lynch. 



Election of Sergeant-at-Arms. 

Aid. Richert, by unanimous consent, presented the 
following resolution: 

Resolved, That William F. Harrah be and he is 
hereby elected Sergeant-at-Arms of the City Council 
for the year 1918-1919. 

Aid, Richert moved to adopt the foregoing resolution. 

. The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert thereupon moved that the Clerk be 
instructed to cast one ballot for William F. Harrah as 
the unanimous choice of the Council as Sergeant-at- 
Arms for the year 1918-19^9. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk thereupon cast a ballot as directed, and 
William F. Harrah was declared duly elected Sergeant- 
at-Arms for the year 1918-1919. , 



Election of Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms. 

Aid. Richert presented the following resolution, 
which was, on motion, duly adopted: 

Resolved, That Jdhn Twohig be and he is hereby 
elected Assistant iSergeant-at-Arms of the City Coun- 
cil for the year 1918-1919, to serve without additional 
compensation. 



Commission on Downtown Municipal Improvements. 

Aid. Richert, by unanimous consent, presented the 
following resolution: 

Resolved, That the Commission on Downtown Muni- 
cipal Improvements be continued, and the Chair is 
hereby authorized to appoint the members of such 
Commission in accordance with a resolution adopted 
December 17, 1913, which resolution provides for a 
membership of fifteen members, of which six shall be 
Aldermen, one the Commissioner of Public Works, one 
the City Engineer, one the Commissioner of Gas and 
Electricity, and six citizens at large; all members not 
Aldermen to act in an advisory capacity. 

Aid. Richert moved to adopt the foregoing resolution. 

The motion prevailed. 



Railway Terminal Commission. 

Aid. Richert, by unanimous consent, presented the 
following resolution: 

Resolved, That the Railway Terminal Commission, 
authorized by a resolution adopted May 25, 1914, be 
continued for the year 1918-1919, and that its members 
be appointed in accordance with said resolution of JMay 
25, 1914, published in Council Journal, pages 506 and 



507, in an advisory capacity to the Committee on Rail- 
way Terminals. 

AW. Richert moved to adopt the foregoing resolution. 

The motion prevailed. 



Chicago Plan Commission: Vacancies. 

Aid, Richert, by unanimous consent, presented the 
following resolution : 

Resolved, That the Chair be and he is hereby author- 
ized to appoint such members of the Chicago Plan 
Commission as may be necessary to fill vacancies. 

Aid. Richert moved to adopt the foregoing resolution. 

The motion prevailed. 



Matters Undisposed of by Committees of Old Council 
Referred to Conamittees of New Coimcil. 

Aid. Richert, by unanimous consent, presented the 
following resolution: 

Resolved, That all matters referred to the various 
committees of this Council during the year 1917-;1918 
and undisposed of by the Council be and they are 
hereby referred to the respective new committees of 
this Council as appointed for the year 1918-1919, and 
the said new committees be and they are hereby di- 
rected to give consideration to all such matters re- 
ferred to them respectively. 

Aid. Richert moved to adopt the foregoing resolution. 
The motion prevailed. 



Communications from the Mayor, City Clerk, and Other 

Officers, Departments and Branches of the 

City Government. 



aXY CLERK. 



Street Railways in Ewing Av., 118th St. and Burley Av.: 
Franchise Petition. 

The Clerk presented a petition from the Calumet and 
South Chicago Railway Company for a grant, by ordi- 
nance, of permission and authority to construct street 
railways in Ewing avenue from East 10'8th street to 
East 118th street, and in East 118th street from Ewing 
avenue to Burley avenue and in Burley avenue from 
East 118th street to East 123rd street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Transportation. 



Postal Pneumatic Tube Equipment: in the Matter of 
Disposition of Property at Expiration of Franchise. 

The Clerk presented a resolution, submitted by the 
Chicago Association of Commerce, requesting the pas- 
sage of a proposed ordinance eliminating a provision 
which requires that certain property of the Chicago 
Postal Pneumatic Tube Company in the streets shall 
become the property of the City of Chicago at the ex- 
piration of the- franchise, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Gas, Oil and Electric 
Light. 



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April 22, 1918. 



S. AH(\siaii A v., Between W. 43rd and W. iith Sts.: in 
the Matter of Street Lights. 

Tlie Clerk presented a petition of property-owners 
on Soulli Ariesian avenue between West -iSrd and West 
'jilh stro(>ts, r(\questing tlic instailalion of street lights 
whicii was 

Referr(-(i to (lie Coniiniltee on Gas, Oil and Electric 
Liglit. 



Telegraph Companies: Fee« for Poles and Wires Cross- 
ing Streets, Alleys, Etc. 

, The Clerk presented an ordinance granting permis- 
sion and authority to -certain telegraph companies to 
occupy streets, alleys, public grounds, etc., with poles, 
wires, etc-, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Gas, Oil and Electric 
Light. 



Vacation of S. Harding Av.: from C. B. & Q. R. R. to 125 
Ft. South Tliereof. 

The Clerk presented an ordinance providing for the 
vacation of that part of ^outh Harding avenue ex- 
tending from the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy 
Railroad to a point 125 feet south thereof (Consumers 
Company, beneficiary), which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Industries. 



Jewell Belting Co.: Shipping Platform. 

Tl^e Clerk presented an ordinance granting permis- 
sion and authority to the Jewell BeUing Company to 
construct and maintain shipping platform over and 
across the north-and-souih alley in the rear of prem- 
ises known as 2831-7 South La Salle street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets, and Alleys. 



The Fair Building: Extension of Time for Remioval of 
Excavation Chute. 

The Clerk presented an order granting an exten- 
sion of time to the Chicago Tunnel Company for re- 
^ moval of an excavation chute at The Fair Building, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys. 



"Boulevard Link": Suggestions of Names, 

The Clerk presented communications from Stanley 
J. Rotter, M. C. Hampton and William F. Curth, Jr., 
suggesting names for the "Boulevard Link," which 
were 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys. 



Thomas Sothras and George K. Ogden: Portable 
Building. 

The Clerk presented an order directing the Com- 
missioner of Buildings to issue a permit to Thomas 
■gothras and George K. Ogden to construct a portable 



building at the northwest corner of North Crawford 
and Milwaukee avenues, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and City 
Hall. 



Warehouse at 1308-12 Newberry Av. 
Erection. 



Protest Against 



The Clerk presented a petition from property-own- 
ers and tax-payers protesting against the erection of 
a warehouse at 1308-12 Newberry avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and City 
Hall. * - 



Street Railways: Installation of Skip-Stop System. 

The Clerk presented a communication from the Bu- 
reau of Conservation of the United States Fuel Ad- 
ministration, relative to the installation- of the skip- 
stop system on electric railways as a method of con- 
serving fuel, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Home Defense. 



Improvement of Michigan Av., from E. 95th to E. 108th 
Sts.: in the Matter of Discontinuance of the Work. 

The Clerk presented a communication from prop- 
erty-owners, protesting against the improvement of 
Michigan avenue from East 95th to East 108th streets,- 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Home Defense. 



Sundry Claims. 

The Clerk presented claims of R. F. Conway Com- 
pany and Adolph Lundgren for damages, and a claim 
of the Washington Park Club for payment of water 
pipe certificates, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



CITY COMPTROLLER. 



C, M. & St. P. Ry. Co.: Tax Claims Against Property. 

The Clerk presented the following communication 
submitted by the City Comptroller, which was, to- 
gether with the communication and statements trans- 
mitted therewith, referred to the Committee on Fi- 
nance : 

Department op Finange,| 
Chicago, April 10, 1918.J 

To the Honorable, the Mayor, and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen — Enclosed please find statement of 'tax 
claims held by the City of Chicago amounting to $1,- 
040.88 against property belonging to the Chicago, Mil- 
waukee & St. Paul Railway Company, based on unpaid 
special assessments; also copy of letter dated April 9, 
1918, from A. 'S. Dudley, Tax Commissioner of said 
railroad company, stating that the legal department 
has recommended that these tax sales be disregarded- 



April 22, 1918. 



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We beg to lay this matter before you in order that 
it may receive attention in the event of any further 
negotiations with the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul 
Railway Company. 

Yours respectfully, 
(Signed) J. F. Peacock, 

Real Estate Agent. 
Reoommended by: 
John G. Oien, 

Assistant Tax Agent. 
Approved : 

Eugene R. Pike, 
Comptroller. 



DEPARTMENT OF BUILDINGS. 



Hospitals, Homes and Day Nurseries: Construction Re- 
quirements (Amendments). 

The Clerk presented the following communication 
submitted by the Commissioner of Buildings, which 
was, together with the amendments transmitted there- 
with, referred to the Committee on Public Health: 

Department op Buildings. | 
Chicago, April 18, 1918.J 

To the Honorable, the Mayor, and the City Council: 

Gentlemen — I am submitting herewith a form of 
proposed amiendments to Section 1215 and Section 
1229 of the Chicago Code of 1911, having to do with 
matters of construction requirements in buildings 
used for hospitals^ homes and day nurseries. 

These amendments supplement the amendments 
submitted by this Department on March 1, 1918, which 
were printed as a part of Pamphlet No. 850, on the 
subject matter of hospitals, homes and day nurseries. 

I would respectfully request that you give this 
matter your early and your favorable consideration. 

Respectfully yours, ^ 

(Signed)' Chas. Bostrom, 

Commissioner of Buildings. 



DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS. 



Vacations of Justine St., Laflin St. and Adjacent Alleys 
(Amendment). 

The Clerk presented the following communication 
submitted by the Commissioner of Public Works, 
which was, together wilh the ordinance submitted 
therewith, referred to the Committee on Local In- 
dustries: 

Department op Public Works,"! 

Bureau op CIompensation,]- 

■Chicago, April 22, 1918.J 

To the Honorable, the Mayor, and City Council: 

Gentlemen — I transmit herewith an ordinance pro- 
viding for the vacation of Justine street, Laflin street 
and S. Bishop street, and the alleys in the blocks lying 
between Ashland avenue and Loomis street, 119th street 
and 120th street, for the benefit of the International 
Harvester Corporation. 



The streets and alleys in question were vacated by 
the International Harvester Corporation in 1911 under 
the Statutes, which vacation was declared invalid by 
the Corporation Counsel. 

The International Harvester Corporation now has 
plans for the construction of a tractor plant at this 
location which is ^adjoining their Piano Works, and 
as a result of negotiations between the Bureau of 
Compensation and the Company, it has signified its 
willingness without waiving any legal rights in the 
matter to pay the customary compensation in the 
event that the Council will pass an ordinance vacating 
the streets and alleys. 

Yours very truly, 
(Signed) Frank I. Bennett, 

Commissioner- of Public Works. 

H. V. MCGURREN, 

Superintendent of Compensation. 



St. Hedwig's Industrial School for Girls and Polish 

Manual Training School for Boys: Connection 

of Sewer System with the City's Sewer 

in Harlem Av. 

The Clerk presented the following communication 
submitted by the Commissioner of Public Works, 
.which was, together with the form of agreement sub- 
mitted therewith, referred to the Committee on Pub- 
lic Health : 

Department op Public Works, 
Chicago, April 17, 1918. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Gentlemen — The St. Hedwigs' Industrial School for 
Girls and the Polish Manual Training School for Boys 
occupy property belonging to the Catholic Bishop of 
Chicago, located on the east side of Harlem avenue 
south of Park Ridge boulevard just outside of the city 
limits. 

These schools- have been drained and sewered easl- 
erjy through the Village of Niles to the North Branch 
of the Chicago River. Because of the consequent pol- 
lution of the river, the Village of Niles requires thesT 
schools to provide other sewage facilities. 

The City of Chicago has recently built a sewer in 
Harlem avenue near the schools. It is entirely prac- 
ticable for the schools to install a pump and sewers 
and to discharge this sev^'age into the city sewers. 
The trustees of the schools and the Caholic Bishop 
of Chicago desire permission to do this. 

Within the city limits on the west side of Harlem 
avenue opposite the schools is a tract of land, about 
30 acres in area, which is too low to drain by gravity 
into the city sewer in Harlem avenue.- The city de- 
sires permission from the trustees of, the schools and 
the Catholic Bishop of Chicago to drain this land and 
its surface water across the lands of the schools, and 
to construct sanitary sewers to serve this'low lying 
tract, and to connect with the pumps and sewers 
which are to serve the schools. 

A form of contract has been drawn up which gives 
to the trustees of the schools and the Catholic Bishop 
of Chicago the desired permission to connect their 



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system of sewers with the city sewer and which also 
provides for the drainage and sewerage of the low ly- 
ing tract of land within the city limits. 

This form of contract is transmitted herewith, with 
the request that proper ordinance be drawn and passed 
by tlie City Council authorizing the proper officials 
of the City of Chicago to sign this contract. 

Yours very truly, 
(Signed) Frank I. Bennett, 

Commissioner of Public Works. 
Approved : 

C. D. Hill, 
Engineer, Board of Local Improvements. 
Geo. E. McGrath, 

Superintendent of Sewers. 



BOARD OF EDUCATION. 



Tax Anticipation Warrants for Educational Purposes 
Fund: 1918 Levy. 

The Clerk presented the following communication 
submitted by the Board of Education, which was, to- 
gether with the ordinance transmitted therewith, re- 
ferred to the Committee on Finance: 

Board op Education, { 
Chicago, April 4, 1918.J 

To the Honorable, the Mayor, and the Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Gentlemen — ^The Board of Education of the City of 
Chicago hereby requests the City Council to concur 
in the issuance of anticipation tax warrants against 
taxes levied for Educational Purposes for the year 1918, 
as per certified copy of report and ordinance hereto 
attached. 

Such action was taken by the Board of Education 
at its recessed meeting held April 3, 19il8. 

Respectfully, 
Board op Education op the City op Chicago, 
(Signed) By Edwin 'S. Davis, 

President. 
Attest: Albert H. Miller, 

Secretary. 



Sprinkling of School Yards. 

The Clerk presented the following communication 
submitted by the Board of Education, which was re- 
ferred to the Committee on Finance: 

Board op Education,} 
Chicago, April 19, 1918.] 

To the Honorable, the Mayor, and the Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago, in City Council Assembled: 

Gentlemen — The Board of Education of the City of 
Chicago hereby requests the City Council to renew its 
permit, granted to the Board of Education under date 
of June 4, 1917, for the use of water for sprinkling pur- 
poses on yards surrounding school buildings between 
8:00 a. m. and 5:00 p. m., for the season of 1918. 

Such action was taken by the Board of Education 
at its recessed meeting held April 17, 1918. 



A certified copy of the report accompanies this com- 
munication. 

Respectfully, 
Board op Education op the City op Chicago, 
By Edwin S. Davis, 

President. 
Attest: Albert H. Miller, 
Secretary. 



BOARD OF LOCAL IMPROVEMENTS. 

N. Latrobe Av., from W. Grand Av. to Fullerton Av., Etc. 
(System): Paving with Asphalt. 

The Clerk presented the following recommendation, 
estimate and ordinance, which were ordered published 
in the Journal and referred to the Committee on Home 
Defense : 

RECOMMENDATION, ESTIMATE AND ORDINANCE. 



recommendation by board op local improvements. 



To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 

City Council Assembled: 

We hereby submit an ordinance for the improvement 
— adjusting sewer manholes and catchbasins, construct- 
ing and connecting catchbasin inlets, constructing new 
brick manhole and new brick catchbasins complete, con- 
structing a tile pipe sewer in Palmer street, construct- 
ing a granite concrete combined curb and gutter on 
cinders, gravel or sand, grading and paving with asphalt 
on six inches of Portland cement concrete, swept with 
natural hydraulic cement, the roadways of a system of 
streets as follows, to wit: North Latrobe avenue, from 
the northerly line of West Grand avenue to the south 
line of Fullerton avenue; North Lockwood avenue, from 
the northerly line of West Grand avenue to the south 
line of Fullerton avenue; North Long avenue, from the 
northerly line of West Grand avenue to the south line 
of Fullerton avenue; Dickens avenue, from the west line 
of North Laramie avenue, to the east line of North Lock- 
wood avenue; Palmer street, from the west line of North 
Laramie avenue to the east line of North Long avenue; 
Belden avenue, from the west line of North Laramie 
avenue to the east line of North Long avenue, and also 
the roadways of all intersecting streets and alleys ex- 
tended from the curb line to the street line produced on 
each side of each of said above specified streets between 
the points herein described (except the intersections of 
North Lorel avenue with Belden avenue and with Pal- 
mer street) , in the City of Chicago, County of Cook and 
State of Illinois, together with an estimate of the cost 
of said improvement and the lawful expenses attending 
the same, and recommend the passage of said ordinance 
and the making, of the improvement contemplated 
therein. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) David W. Clark, 

L. WiTHALL, 

W. H. Blencoe, 
Oscar Wolpf, 
Edward J. Glackin, 
Board of Local Improvements of the City of Chicago. 
Dated, Chicago, April 22, A. D. 1918. 



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ESTIMATE OP ENGINEER. 

To the Board of Local Improvements of the City of 
Chicago, and to the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago, in City Council Assembled: 
The Board of Local Improvements of the City of Chi- 
cago, having adopted a resolution that the roadways of 
a system of streets as follows, to wit: North Latrobe 
avenue from the northerly line of West Grand avenue 
to the south line of FuUerton avenue; North Lockwood 
avenue from the northerly line of West Grand avenue 
to the south line of FuUerton avenue; North Long ave- 
nue from the northerly line of West Grand avenue to 
the south line of FuUerton avenue; Dickens avenue 
from the west line of North Laramie avenue to the east 
line of North Lockwood avenue; Palmer street from the 
west line of North Laramie avenue to the east line of 
North Long avenue; Belden avenue from the west line 
of North Laramie avenue to the east line of North Long 
avenue, and also the roadways of all intersecting streets 
and alleys extended from the curb line to the street line 
produced on each side of each of said above specified 
streets between the points herein described (except the 
intersections of North Lorel avenue with Belden avenue 
and with Palmer street), be improved by adjusting 
sewer manholes and catchbasins, constructing and con- 
necting catchbasin inlets, constructing new brick man- 
hole and new brick catchbasins complete, constructing 
a tile pipe sewer in Palmer street, constructing a granite 
concrete combined curb and gutter on cinders, gravel 
or sand, grading and paving with asphalt on six inches 
of Portland cement concrete, swept with natural hy- 
draulic cement, and presented to the City Council of the 
City of Chicago, a recommendation that such local im- 
provement be made. I hereby submit an estimate of 
the cost of such improvement, including labor and ma- 
terials, viz : 

Granite concrete combined curb and gutter 
on cinders, gravel or sand, 20,300 lineal 

feet at 95c ■ $ 19,285.00 

Grading 16,850 cubic yards at $2.00 33,700.00 

Paving with asphalt on six inches of Port- 
land cement concrete, swept with natural 
hydraulic cement, 31,600 square yards at 

$2.60 82,160.00 

Constructing a 10-inch tile pipe sewer, 25 

lineal feet at $3.00 75.00 

Constructing 88 new brick catchbasins com- 
plete at $75.00 6,600.00 

Constructing 1 new brick manhole complete 65.00 
Adjusting sewer manholes and catchbasins, 
and constructing and connecting catch- 
basin inlets 9,544.00 

Deficiency in interest on the assessmient, cost 
of making, levying and collecting said as- 
sessment, and lawful expenses attending 
the making of said improvement 7,571.00 

Total $159,000.00 

And I hereby certify that in my opinion the above 
estimate does not exceed the probable cost of the above 
proposed improvement and the lawful expenses attend- 
ing the same. 

(Signed) CD. Hill, 

Engineer of the Board of Local Improvements. 
Dated, Chicago, April 22, A. D. 1918. 



AN ORDINANCE 

For the improvement — adjusting sewer manholes and 
catchbasins, constructing and connecting catchbasin 
inlets, constructing new brick manhole and new brick 
catchbasins complete, constructing a tile pipe sewer 
in Palmer street, constructing a granite concrete 
combined curb and gutter, grading and paving — of 
the roadways of a system of streets as follows, to wit : 
North Latrobe avenue, from the northerly line of 
West Grand avenue to the south line of FuUerton 
avenue; North Lockwood avenue, from the northerly 
line of West Grand avenue to the south line of Ful- 
lerton avenue; North Long avenue, from the northerly 
line of West Grand avenue to the south line of Ful- , 
lerton avenue; Dickens avenue, from the west line of 
North Laramie avenue to the east line of North 
Lockwood avenue; Palmer street, from the west line 
of North Laramie avenue to the east line of North 
Long avenue; Belden avenue, from the west line of 
North Laramie avenue to the east line of North Long 
avenue, and also the roadways of all intersecting 
streets and alleys extended from the curb line to the 
street line produced on each side of each of said 
above specified streets between the points herein de- 
scribed (except the intersections of North Lorel ave- 
nue with Belden avenue and with Palmer street) , in 
the €ity of Chicago, County of iCook.and State of Illi- 
nois. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 

Chicago: 

Section 1. That a local improvement shall be made 
within the City of Chicago, County of Cook and Stat* of 
Illinois, the nature, character, locality and description 
of which local improvement is as follows, to wit : 

That the roadway of North Latrobe avenue from the 
northerly line of West Grand avenue to the south line 
*of FuUerton avenue, also the -roadway of North Lock- 
wood avenue from the northerly line of West Grand 
avenue to the south line of FuUerton avenue, also the 
roadway of North Long avenue from the northerly line 
of West Grand avenue to the south line of FuUerton 
avenue, also the roadway of Palmer street from the 
west line of North Laramie avenue to the east line of 
North Long avenue, also the roadway of Belden avenue 
from the west line of North Laramie avenue to the east 
line of North Long avenue, the width of each of said 
roadways being hereby established at thirty (30) feet, 
also the roadway of Dickens avenue from the west line 
of North Laramie avenue to the east line of North Lock- 
wood avenue, the width of said roadway being hereby 
established at twenty (20) feet, and also the roadways 
of all intersecting streets and alleys extended from the 
curb line to the street line produced on each side of each 
of said above specified streets between the points here- 
inbefore described, except as hereinafter specifically 
provided, be and the same are hereby ordered improved 
as follows: 

A tile pipe sewer of ten (10) inches internal diameter 
shall be constructed in Palmer street along the center 
line thereof from and connecting with the sewer in 
North Latrobe avenue to the west line of North Latrobe 
avenue. The bottom of the inside of said sewer at its 
connection with the sewer in North Latrobe avenue 
shall be at an elevation of twenty-eight and two-tenths 
(28.2) feet above Chicago city datum as established by 
the City Council of the City of Chicago, and thence shall 



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rise gradually to an elevation of twenty-nine and five- 
tonths (29.5) feet above said Chicago cily datum at the 
west line of North Latrobe avenue. 

One (1) new brick mianhole shall be built upon said 
sewer and located at a necessary point. Said manhole 
shall be cylindrical in shape and shall have an internal 
diameter of three (3) feet. The invert of the sewer 
through the manhole shall be built of two (2) rings of 
sewer brick, and on each side thereof shall be built a 
solid sewer brick foundation twelve (12) inches thick, 
making the entire foundation four (4) feet and six (6) 
inches in diameter. The wall of said manhole shall be 
eight (8) inches thick and shall be built of sewer brick, 
and the top of said manhole shall narrow to two (2) 
feet internal diameter, being drawn in by means of six 
(6) header courses, the diameter being decreased two 
(2) inches for each course. 

Said manhole shall be provided with a suitable cast- 
iron cover with a tight lid, which cover, inclusive of 
lid, shall weigh five hundred and forty (540) pounds. 
Said cast-iron cover shall be set so that the top of the 
same shall coincide with the finished surface of the 
pavement hereinafter described. 

The tile pipe used throughout said improvement shall 
be straight, smooth and sound, thoroughly burned, well 
glazed and free from lumps and other imperfections, 
and seven-eighths (%) of an inch thick. 

All brick and the joints of the tile pipe above re- 
ferred to shall be laid with the best quality of natural 
hydraulic cement mortar, composed of one (1) part 
natural hydraulic cement and two (2) parts clean, sharp 
sand. 

A granite concrete combined curb and gutter shall be 
constructed on each side of the roadway of each of said 
above specified streets between the points hereinbefore 
described (except the intersections of North Lorel ave- 
nue with Belden avenue and with Palmer street and* 
except across the roadways of all other intersecting 
streets, and also except across the roadways of all inter- 
secting alleys between the points hereinbefore des- 
cribed) in such a manner that the roadway face of the 
curb shall be parallel with and fifteen (15) feet from 
the center line of said North Latrobe avenue, said North 
Lockwood avenue, said North Long avenue, said Palmer 
street and said Belden avenue and in such a manner 
that the roadway face of the curb shall be parallel with 
and ten (10) feet from the center line of said Dickens 
avenue, between the points hereinbefore described; and 
a granite concrete combined curb and gutter shall be 
constructed on each side of the roadways of all inter- 
secting streets and alleys e?;tended from the curb line to 
the street line produced on each side of each of said 
above specified streets between the points hereinbefore 
described (except the intersections of North Lorel ave- 
nue with Belden avenue and with Palmer street) in 
such a manner that the roadway face of the curb shall 
conform with the curb line produced on each side of 
all said intersecting streets and in such a manner that 
the back of the curb shall conform with the alley line 
produced on each side of all said intersecting alleys, 
between the points hereinbefore described. 

Said combined curb and gutter shall be made as fol- 
lows, to wit : 

The concrete to be used shall consist of the best 
quality of Portland cement mixed with fine crushed 
granite in the proportion of one (1) part cement and 



two (2) parts fine granite, into which shall be incor- 
porated four (4) parts of broken granite of varying 
sizes which will pass through a ring of one and one-half 
(1%) inches internal diameter and be held on a ring 
of one-fourth (%) of an inch internal diameter. The 
cement shall be mixed thoroughly with fine crushed 
granite, after which it shall be moistened with water 
to form a mortar, and into which shall be incorporated 
the four (4) parts of broken granite as specified above • 
and rammed into forms until solid. 

The material to be used in finishing the surface of 
said combined curb and gutter shall consist of the best 
quality of Portland cement mixed with finely crushed 
granite in the proportion of two (2) parts cement and 
three (3) parts granite, which, after being moistened 
with water to form a mortar, shall be evenly spread 
over the top and roadway face of the curb to a thick- 
ness of one-fourth (%) inch, and over the surface of 
the gutters to a thickness of one (1) inch, so as to in- 
sure a smooth and even surface on the exposed surfaces 
of the combined curb and gutter after being evenly 
trowelled and finished with a broom. 

The curb shall be seven (7) inches thick and the 
height at the back shall vary from eighteen (18) inches 
at the catchbasin inlets to eleven (11) inches at the 
summits, and the gutter shall be twelve (12) inches 
in width and eight (8) inches in thickness. The upper 
roadway edge of the curb shall be rounded to an arc 
of a circle having a radius of one and one-half (1%) 
inches. 

Said combined curb and gutter shall be constructed 
upon a bed of cinders, gravel or sand three (3) inches 
in depth after being flooded with water and thoroughly 
compacted to an even surface, and said combined curb 
and gutter shall be backfilled with earth, free from 
animal or vegetable matter, sa'id filling to be four (4) 
feet wide at the top of the curb and even therewith and 
shall slope down at the rate of one and one-half (1%) 
feet horizontal to one (1) foot vertical. 

Said combined curb and gutter shall be so constructed 
that the upper surface of the gutter shall conform to 
the surface of the finished roadways as hereinafter 
described, and the top edge of the curb on each side of 
the roadway of each of said above-specified streets 
shall be at the elevation of straight lines connecting 
the several points at the elevations hereinafter des- 
cribed, and the top edge of the curb on each side of 
the roadways of all intersecting streets extended from 
the curb line to the street line produced on each side 
of each of said above specified streets, shall be at the 
elevation of said intersecting streets hereinafter des- 
cribed; and the top edge of the curb on each side of 
the roadways of all intersecting alleys extended from 
the curb line to the street line produced on each side 
of each of said above-specified streets shall rise from 
the curb line to the street, line produced at the rate of 
one (1) inch vertical to three (3) feet horizontal from 
the elevation of the curb of said above-specified streets 
between the points hereinbefore described, which ele- 
vations shall be as follows, to wit: 

At the intersection of Belden avenue with North 
Laramie avenue, 36.00 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Palmer street with North Lara- 
mie avenue, 34.00 feet above datum. 
- At the intersection of Dickens avenue with North 
Laramie avenue, 34.00 feet above datum. 



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At the intersection of Fullerton avenue with North 
Latrobe avenue, 35.50 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Belden avenue with Nortli 
Latrobe avenue, 36.50 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Palmer street with North La- 
trobe avenue, 35.50 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Dickens avenue with North, 
Latrobe avenue, 35.00 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of West Grand avenue with North 
Latrobe avenue, 35.00 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Fullerton avenue with North 
Lockwood avenue, 36.00 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Belden avenue with North 
Lockwood avenue; 36.00 feet above datum. 

North Lockwood avenue, 250 feet north of Palmer 
street, 38.50 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Palmer street with North Lock- 
wood avenue, 36.80 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Dickens avenue with North 
Lockwood avenue, 36.50 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of West Grand avenue with North 
Lockwood avenue, 36.50 feet above datum. 
' At the intersection of Belden avenue with North Lorel 
avenue, 36.00 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Palmer street with North Lorel 
avenue, 36.80 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Fullerton avenue with' North 
Long avenue, 37.50 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Belden avenue with North 
Long avenue, 36.80 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Palmer street with North Long 
avenue, 37.00 feet above datum. 

North Long avenue at the alley first north of West 
Grand avenue, 37.00 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of West Grand avenue with North 
Long avenue, 37.50 feet above datum. 

The above elevations as fixed shall be measured from 
Chicago City datum as established by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago. 

The roadways of the several streets specified above 
between the points hereinbefore described, and also the 
roadways of all streets and alleys intersecting the sev- 
eral streets specified above and extending from the curb 
line to the street line produced on each side of each of 
said above-specified streets between the points herein- 
before described, (except the iniersections of North 
Lorel avenue with Belden avenue and with Palmer 
street) j shall be so graded that after being thoroughly 
puddled and rolled with a roller of ten (10) tons weight 
until the roadbeds are thoroughly compacted and after 
the pavement hereinafter described shall have been 
placed thereon, the surface of 'the pavement at the 
center of the finished roadway of each of said above- 
specified streets, and the center of the finished road- 
ways of all intersecting streets extended from the curb 
line to the street line produced on each side of each of 
said above-specified streets, shall be at the elevation 
of the top of the curbing hereinbefore described; and 
the surface of the finished roadways at the summits in 
the gutters between catchbasins and adjoining the road- 
way face of the curbing shall be three (3) inches below 
the top of said curbing, and the surface of the finished 
roadways at the catchbasin inlets in the gutters ad- 



joining the roadway face of the curbing shall be ten 
(10) inches below the top of said curbing. 

The slope of the gutters adjoining the roadway face 
of said curbing shall be uniform from the summits to 
the catchbasin inlets, and a transverse section of the 
finished surface of the pavement shall be an arc of a 
circle passing through the said gutter elevations and 
the elevation of the center of said finished roadways, 
at every part of the roadway of each of said above- 
specified streets, and at every part of the roadways of 
all streets intersecting the several streets specified 
above, between the points hereinbefore described. 

" In all intersecting alleys hereinbefore specified at the 
street lines produced of said above-specified streets, 
the surface of the finished pavement adjoining the curb- 
ing shall be even with the top of the curbing, and the 
surface of the finished pavement at the center of the 
roadway of said alleys shall be three (3) inches below 
the top of the curbing, and a transverse section of the 
finished surface of the pavement at the street lines 
produced of said above-specified streets shall be an arc 
of a circle passing through the surface of the pavement 
adjoining said curbing and the surface of the pavement 
at the center of said finished roadways. The surface of 
the said pavement thence shall slope gradually to meet 
the gutters hereinbefore specified. 

Upon the roadbeds thus prepared between said points 
and between said gutters shall be spread a layer of 
Portland cement concrete six (6) inches in thickness. 
Said cement shall be so ground that ninety-two (92)' 
per 'cent will pass through a standard number one hun- 
dred (100) sieve having ten thousand (10,000) meshes 
per square inch. 

Briquettes made from a mortar composed of one (1) 
part said Portland cement and three (3) parts torpedo 
sand, or three (3) parts of limestone screenings, free 
from dirt, dust and other impurities, exposed to the air 
for one (1) day and immersed in water for six (6) 
days, shall develop an ultimate tensile strength of two 
hundred (200) pounds per square inch. 

One (1) part cement which shall stand the above test 
and comply with the above requirements, and three (3) 
parts of torpedo sand, or three (3) parts of limestone 
screening, free from dirt, dust and other impurities, 
shall be thoroughly mixed dry and then made into a 
mortar with tlie least possible amount of water. 

Six (6) parts of the best quality of slag, limestone, 
or other stone which shall be equal in quality for con- 
crete purposes, of a size that will pass through a ring 
of two (2) inches internal diameter and be held on a 
ring of one half (%) dnch internal diameter, all of 
which slag or stone shall be thoroughly cleaned, free 
from all foreign substances and drenched with water, 
shall then be incorporated immediately with the mortar. 
Each batch of concrete shall be thoroughly mixed and 
at once spread upon the surface of said roadbeds and 
thoroughly compacted by ramming until free mortar 
appears on the surface. The surface of said layer of 
'concrete shall be parallel with and three and one-half 
(31/2) inches below the top of the finished pavement. 

Upon the concrete foundation as above specified shall 
be laid a binder course, composed of asphaltic cement 
and gravel or clean broken limestone crusher run and 
of varying sizes which will pass through a ring of one 
(1) inch internal diameter. 



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The gravel or stone shall be heated and thoroughly 
mixed with the asphaltic cement in the proportions of 
six (6) parts by weight of asphaltic cement and ninety- 
four (94) parts by weight of gravel or stone. This 
binder shall be spread on the base above described, and 
while in a hot and plastic condition shall be rolled 
until it has a uniform thickness of one and one-half 
(1%) inches. The upper surface shall be exactly par- 
allel with and two (2) inches below the finished sur- 
face of the pavement. ^ 

Upon this binder course shall be laid a wearing sur- 
face or pavement proper, which shall be composed of 
asphaltic cement seventeen (17) parts, sand seventy- 
three (73) parts, and pulverized carbonate of lime or 
pulverized silica ten (10) parts. The sand and asphal- 
tic cement shall be heated separately to a temperature 
of three hundred (300) degrees Fahrenheit. The pul- 
verized carbonate of lime or the pulverized silica shall 
be mixed with the sand and these ingredients then 
mixed with the asphaltic cement at the above temper- 
ature in an apparatus which shall effect a perfect mix- 
ture. 

The material for pavement when mixed as above 
shall be spread at a temperature of two hundred and 
fifty (250) degrees Fahrenheit. It shall be carefully 
spread by means of hot iron rakes in such manner as to 
give uniform and regular grade to such a depth, that 
after having received its ultimate compression it will 
have a thickness of two (2) inches. 

The entire surface of the roadways thus improved 
shall then be compressed by band rollers, after which 
natural hydraulic cement in the proportion of one (1) 
barrel to each one thousand (1,000) square yards of 
surface shall be swept over it, and the whole then 
thoroughly compressed by rolling with a steam roller 
of ten (10) tons weight, the roUirig being continued for 
five (5) hours for each one thousand (1,000) square 
yards of surface. 

All asphaltum used in the making of the asphaltic 
cement for both the binder and the wearing surface 
shall be asphaltum obtained from Pitch Lake in the 
Island of Trinidad, or asphaltum which shall be equal 
in quality for paving purposes to that obtained from 
Pitch Lake in the Island of Trinidad. 

Sixteen (16) new brick catchbasins shall be con- 
structed and trapped and connected witli,the sewer in 
North Latrobe avenue and located in the roadway of 
said North Latrobe avenue at necessary points, adja- 
cent to the curb lines of said North Latrobe avenue. 

Twenty-two (22) new brick catchbasins shall be con- 
structed and trapped and connected with the sewer in 
North Lockwood avenue and located in the roadway of 
said North Lockwood avenue at necessary points, ad- 
jacent to the. curb lines of said North Lockwood avenue. 

Twenty (20) new brick catchbasins shall be con- 
structed and trapped and connected with the sewer in 
North Long avenue and located in the roadway of said 
North Long avenue at necessary points, adjacent to the 
curb lines of said North Long avenue. 

Four (4) new brick catchbasins shall be constructed 
and located in the roadway of Dickens avenue at neces- 
sary points, adjacent to the curb lines of said Dickens 
avenue, two (2) of said catchbasins to be trapped and 
connected with the sewer in North Laramie avenue 
and two (2) to be trapped and connected with the sewer 
in North Latrobe avenue. 



Twelve (12) new brick catchbasins shall be con- 
structed and located in the roadway of said Palmer 
street at necessary points, adjacent to the curb lines 
of said Palmer street, two (2) of said catchbasins to be 
trapped and connected with the sewer in North Long 
avenue, four (4) to be trapped and connected with the 
sewer in North Lorel avenue, two (2) to be trapped and 
connected with the sewer in North Lockwood avenue, 
two (2) to be trapped and connected with the sewer in 
North Latrobe avenue and two (2) to be trapped and 
connected with the sewer in North Laramie avenue. 

Fourteen (14) new brick catchbasins shall be con- 
structed and located in the roadway of Belden avenue 
at necessary points, adjacent to the curb lines of said 
Belden avenue, four (4) of said catchbasins to be 
trapped and connected with the sewer in North Lorel 
avenue, four (4) to be trapped and connected with the 
sewer in North Lockwood avenue, four (4) to be trapped 
and connected with the sewer in North Latrobe avenue 
and two (2) to be trapped and connected with the sewer 
in North Laramie avenue. 

Each of said catchbasins shall be seven feet two 
inches deep, measuring from the top of the brickwork, 
and shall have an internal diameter of four feet at the 
bottom and to a plane five feet above and parallel there- 
with. The walls of said catchbasins shall be eight 
inches thick and shall be built of two courses of sewer 
brick laid edgewise in perpendicular courses, upon a 
floor of pine plank two inches in thickness. The top 
of each of said catchbasins shall decrease to two feet 
internal diameter, being drawn in by means of nine 
header courses, the diameter being decreased uniformly 
for each course. 

Each of said catchbasins shall be connected with the 
sewer with tile pipe of eight inches internal diameter 
and shall be trapped with a half trap also of tile pipe 
of eight inches internal diameter. The said trap of each 
said catchbasins shall be set so that the elevation of 
the bottom of the inside of the same shall be three feet 
six inches above the floor of the catchbasin. 

Each of said catchbasins shall be provided with a 
suitable cast-iron cover, each of which covers, inclu- 
sive of lid, shall weigh five hundred and forty pounds. 
Each of said cast-iron covers shall be set so that the 
top of the same shall coincide with the finished surface 
of the pavement herein described. 

The tile pipe specified above shall be straight, smooth 
and sound, thoroughly burned, well glazed and free 
from lumps and other imperfections, and three-fourths 
of an inch thick. , 

All brick and the joints of the tile pipe above re- 
ferred to shall be laid with the best quality of natural 
hydraulic cement mortar, composed of one part natural 
hydraulic cement and two parts clean, sharp sand. 

The several sewer manholes and catchbasins located 
in said roadways shall be raised or lowered as may be 
necessary to make them conform to the finished surface 
of said pavement; and the several catchbasins located 
outside of said roadways shall be raised or lowered as 
may be necessary to make them conform to the eleva- 
tions herein described. The several catchbasins located 
on the line of the curb shall be raised or lowered and 
adjusted as may be necessary to make them conform to 
the finished surface of said pavement, or to said eleva- 
tions according to whether the major part of said catch- 
basin lies within or without the line of said curb. 



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Catchbasin inlets shall be constructed at necessary 
points in said gutters. The catchbasins not located in 
the gutters shall be connected with said inlets by means 
of tile pipe of eight (8) inches internal diameter laid 
with the best quality of natural hydraulic cement mor- 
tar, composed of one (1) part natural hydraulic ce- 
ment and two (2) parts clean, sharp sand. Said tile, 
pipe shall be straight, smooth and sound, thoroughly 
burned, well glazed, free from lumps and other im- 
perfections, and three-fourths of an inch thick. 

Said work to be done in a workmanlike manner under 
the superintendence of the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the said City of Chicago. 

Section 2. That the recommendation of the Board 
of Local Improvements of the City of Chicago, provid- 
ing for said improvement together with the estimate of 
the cost thereof, including the lawful expenses attend- 
ing the same, made by the engineer of said Board both 
hereto attached, be and the same are hereby approved. 

Section 3. That said improvement shall be made 
and the cost thereof, including the lawful expenses at- 
tending the same, be paid by special assessment in ac- 
cordance with an Act of the General Assembly of the 
State of Illinois, entitled, "An Act Concerning Local 
Improvements," approved June 14th, A. D. 1897, and 
the amendments thereto and that of said special assess- 
ment, the sum of seven thousand five hundred and 
seventy-one ($7,571.00) dollai-s, not exceeding five (5) 
per centum of the amount of said assessment as finally 
determined after the completion of said improvement 
in accordance with Section 84 of said Act, shall be ap- 
plied toward the payment of the cost of making, levy- 
ing and collecting said special assessment, and of letting 
and executing contracts, advertising, clerical hire, en- 
gineering and inspection, court costs and deficiency in 
interest in the matter of said special assessmlent, in ac- 
cordance with the provisions of said Act. 

Section 4. 'That the aggregate amount herein or- 
dered to be assessed against the property, and also the 
assessment on each lot and parcel of land therein as- 
sessed shall be divided into, five installments in the 
manner provided by the statute in such cases made and 
provided, and each of said installments shall bear in- 
terest at the rate of five per centum per annum ac- 
cording to law until paid. 

Section 5. That for the purpose of anticipating the 
collection of the second and succeeding installments of 
said assessment for said improvement, bonds shall be 
issued payable out of said installments bearing interest 
at the rate of five per centum per annum, payable an- 
nually, and signed by the Mayor and by the President of 
the Board of Local Improvements, countersigned by the 
City Comptroller and attested by the City Clerk under 
the corporate seal of the City of Chicago. Said bonds 
shall be issued in accordance with and shall in all re- 
spects conform to the provision of the Act of the Gen- 
eral Assembly of the State -of Illinois, entitled "An Act 
Concerning Local Improvements," approved June 14th, 
A. D. 1897, and the amendments thereto. 

Section 6. That the Corporation Counsel be and is 
hereby directed to file a petition in the Circuit, Su- 
perior or County Court of Cook County, Illinois, in the 
name of the City of Chicago, praying that .steps may 
be taken to levy a special assessment for said improve- 



ment in accordance with the provisions of this ordi- 
nance and in the manner prescribed by law. 

Section 7. That all ordinances or parts of ordinances 
conflicting with this ordinance be and the same are 
hereby repealed. 

Section 8. This ordinance shall be in force from and 
after its passage. 



All Matters Presented by the Aldermen (Said Matters 
Having Been Presented in Order, by Wards, Be- 
ginning with the First Ward). 

FIRST WARD. 

Aid. Coughlin presented the following orders, which 
were, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized to issue a permit to 
the American Express Company to construct, main- 
tain and operate a canopy over the sidewalk in Indi- 
ana avenue to be attached to the building or structure 
located at 1401-1513 Indiana avenue, in accordance 
with plans and specifications to be filed with the 
Commissioner of Public Works and approved by the 
Commissioner of Buildings and Chief of Fire Preven- 
tion and Public Safety, said canopy not to exceed 900 
feet in length nor 4' 6" in width, upon the filing of 
the application and bond and payment of the initial 
compensation provided for by ordinance. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized and directed to issue 
a permit to the Third Liberty Loan Management to 
erect and maintain booths at each of the street in- 
tersections in the Loop district for one day during 
the Third Liberty Loan Campaign; said day to be 
selected by the Commissioner of Public Works. Said 
booths shall be erected, and maintained according to 
the rules and regulations of the Department of Pub- 
lic Works. 

Aid. Coughlin presented an ordinance granting per- 
mission and authority to the American Express Com- 
pany to construct, maintain and use a bulkhead or load- 
ing platform over the sidewalk adjoining premises 
known as 1401-1513 Indiana avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys. 

Aid. Coughlin presented an order directing issuance 
of a permit to the American Express Company to pave 
with brick the sidewalk space on the east side of Indi- 
ana avenue, from 14th street to 900 feet south thereof, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys, 

Aid. Coughlin presented an order granting permission 
and authority to the Naval Auxiliary of The American 
Red Cross to use and occupy, without charge, any or all 
of the nineteenth floor of the Sfevens Building, during 
the duration of the war, which was. 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and City 
Hall. 



SECOND WARD. 

Aid. Anderson presented an order for removal of wa- 



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(er meter from premises known as 34/14 South State 
street, wliieii was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Al(i. Anderson presented a claim of G. Boarman for 
reimbursement of cost of repairing drain stub, and a 
claim of F. Wight Newmann for a rebate of water rates, 
wiiich were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



THIRD WARD. 

Aid. IlifT presented the following order, which was, 
on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue.a permit to F. A. 
Anderson to construct and maintain a driveway across 
the sidewalk in front of premises known as 917 East 
44th street; said permit to be issued and the work 
therein authorized to be done in accordance with the 
terms of an ordinance passed July 28, 1913, govern- 
ing the construction and maintenance of driveways. 

Aid. Iliff presented an order directing issuance of a 
permit to Max Meyer to construct and maintain a frame 
garage at rear of premises known as 4450 Calumet ave- 
nue, and an order directing issuance of a permit to Mrs. 
Vesta A. Wade to construct and maintain a frame shed 
at rear of premises known as 3803 Lake Park avenue, 
which were 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and City 
Hall. 

Aid. Schwartz presented the following orders, which 
were, on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to the 
Berkeley Hotel to erect and maintain a flower urn at 
the corner of the sidewalk at Berkeley avenue and 
East 41st place. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
F. A. Smith and A. Olff, doing business as S. and 0. 
Tire Company, to maintain two (2) driveways on the 
north side of East 46th street, to be located 25 feet 
and 50 feet, respectively, east of Cottage Grove ave- 
nue; said permit to be issued and work to be done ac- 
cording to the provisions of the ordinance of July 28, 
1913, governing the construction and maintenance of 
driveways. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized and directed to issue 
a permit to William M. Hanley and Alfred J. Cronin, 
president and secretary, respectively, of the Vin- 
cennes Avenue Improvement Association, authorizing 
the use of city water from fire hydrants, without cost, 
from April 1, 1918, to November 15, 1918, in consid- 
eration of the cleaning of Vincennes avenue, from 
East 43rd street to East 47th street, said permit to 
contain a condition that if said William M. Hanley 
and Alfred J. Cronin shall fail to clean said street to 
the satisfaction and approval of the Commissioner of 
Public Works, or if said water is used for any other 
purpose than street sprinkling, they shall pay to the 
City the full rate for all water used from the date of 
the issuance of said permit, and if said William M. 



Hanley and Alfred J. Cronin shall fail to comply with 
the conditions of said permit, the Mayor shall revoke 
the same, and no other permit shall be issued to said 
William M. Hanley and Alfred J. Cronin until all 
charges have been paid. 

Aid. Schwartz presented an order for co-operation 
with the political, civic and other organizations of the 
city to promote the proposed constitutional convention 
for the State of Illinois, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Schwartz presented a claim of William P. Boyd 
for wages, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Schwartz presented an order for an extension of 
the water supply pipe in Bryn Mawr avenue, to supply 
the Chicago Hebrew Cemetery, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



FOURTH WARD. 



Time Fixed for Next Succeeding Regular Meeting. 

Aid. Richert presented an ordinance fixing the time 
for the next succeeding regular meeting of the Council. 

Unanimous consent was given for consideration of 
said ordinance. 

Aid. Richert moved to pass said ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, Iliff, 
Schwartz, Hickey, Richert, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. 
McCormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Fur- 
man, Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols; Cullerton, 
Krumdick, Novak, Kerner, Ahern, Home, Maypole, 
Smith, Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, 
Walkowiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, 
Franz, R. H. McCorm'ick, Walker, Ellison, Hauler, Wal- 
lace, Steffen, Roeder, Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps. 
Pretzel, Kennedy, Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, 
Byrne, Wm. J. Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, 
Lyle, Hazen, A. 0. Anderson, Kostner, Toman, Clark. 
Thos. J. Lynch— (39. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed : 

Be it ordained by . the City Council of the City of 
Chicago : 

Section 1. That the next succeeding regular meet- 
ing of the City Council to be held after the regular 
meeting held Monday, April 22, 1918, at 10:00 o'clock 
P. M., be and the same is hereby fixed to be held on 
Monday, May 6, 1918, at 2:00 o'clock P. M. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect and be 
in force from and after its passage. 

Aid. Richert presented the following order, which 
was, on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That an order heretofore passed by this 
Council on March 21, 1918, authorizing sundry re- 
bates of water taxes, and shown at pages 2398 and 
2399 of the Council Proceedings of that date, be and 
the same is hereby amended as follows : 



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By striking out of the 23rd line from the bottom 
of the right-hand column of page 2398 the figures 
"6713" and inserting in lieu thereof the figures 
"6317" and by striking out of the 22Tid line of the 
left-hand column of page 2399 the figures "3903" 
and inserting in lieu thereof the figures "5901-3". 



FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Mulcahy presented the following order, which 
was, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
■ be and he is hereby authorized to issue a permit to 
the South Park Commissioners to construct, maintain 
and operate a scale two (2) feet on the sidewalk 
space on the north side of West 39th street, west of 
South Hamilton avenue, in accordance with plans and 
specifications to be filed with and approved by the 
said Commissioner of Public Works, upon the filing 
of the application, without payment of compensation 
or the filing of a bond. 

Aid. McDonough presented an ordinance granting per- 
mission and authority to James S. Agar to construct, 
maintain and use two railroad switch tracks over and 
across West 41st street, at sundry locations east of 
South Union avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Industries. 

Aid. McDonough presented an ordinance providing for 
the vacation of part of Lowe avenue between West 41st 
street and Root street, alleys in the two blocks bounded 
by West 41st street, Root street, South Union avenue and 
Wallace street, and alleys in the block bounded by West 
42nd street, Lowe avenue. Root street and South Union 
avenue, in Superior Court Partition, W. %, N. W. %, 
Section 4-38-14 (James S. Agar, beneficiary), which was 

Referred t-o the Committee on Local Industries. 

Aid McDonough presented a claim of Joseph Carroll 
for wages, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



SIXTH WARD. 

Aid. A. A. McCormick presented the following order, 
which was, on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Wqrks 
be and he is hereby directed to issue permits to 
Standard Oil Company (a corporation) to construct 
and maintain two driveways across the sidewalk in 
front of premises known as 380-2 East 55th place 
and 5506-10 South Park avenue;, said permits to be 
issued and the work therein authorized to be done 
in accordance with the terms of an ordinance passed 
July 28, 1913, governing the construction and main- 
tenance of driveways. 

Aid. Nance presented the following order, which was, 
on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works, 
be and he is hereby directed t'o issue a permit to 
Benjamin Schwartz to maintain two (2) driveways 
at No. 5637-43 South State street; said permit to be 
issued and work to be done according to the pro- 
visions of the ordinance of July 28, 1913, governing 
the construction and maintenance of driveways. 



SEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Fetzer presented the following orders, which 
were, on motion duly passed : ~ 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Coleman Supply Company to construct and maintain 
a driveway across the sidewalk in front of premises 
known as 6055 Cottage Grove avenue; said permit to 
be issued and the work therein authorized to be done 
in accordance (with the terms of an ordinance passed 
July 28, 1913, governing the construction and main- 
tenance of driveways. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Buildings be 
and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to B. E. 
Schoeder to remove wooden porch attached to frame 
building at 6608 University avenue and to erect in 
lieu thereof a brick porch with cement and concrete 
flooring, 19 feet wide and 11 feet deep, to the second 
story of said building. 

Aid. Fetzer presented a claim of Mrs. Maggie Riordan 
for a rebate of water rates, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



EIGHTH WARD. 

Aid. Woodhull presented the following orders, which 
were, on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized and directed to lay 
an eight-inch water main jn Avenue N' from East 
135th street to East 136th street, a distance of ap- 
proximately six hundred twenty-five (625) feet, and 
to pay the cost of same from Account llO-X-81. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to Dr. 
L. A. Pathofsky to erect and maintain a "V" shaped 
wooden sign, 2-ft. by 6-ft., in front of premises 
known as 8457 Burley avenue. Said sign shall be 
erected and maintained in accordance with all rules 
and regulations of the Department of Public Works. 
This privilege shall be subject to termination by the 
Mayor at any time in his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue permits to H. 
Pyterek to construct and maintain two driveways 
across the sidewalk of East 83rd street adjoining 
premises known as 8301-05 South Shore drive; said 
permits to be issued and the work therein authorized 
to be done in accordance with the terms of an ordi- 
nance passed July 28, 1913, governing the construc- 
tion and maintenance of driveways. 

Aid. Woodhull presented an ordinance amending Sec- 
tion 2699 of The Chicago Code of 1911, in reference to 
qualifications of operators of public motor vehicles, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

• Aid. Woodhull presented an order for installation of 
a water main in Avenue L from East 134th street to 
East 136th street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Woodhull presented orders for paving with creo- 
soted blocks Commercial avenue from East 87th street 



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to East 93rd street, and East 92nd street from South 
Exchange avenue to South Harbor avenue, which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Improvements. 



MNTH WARD. 

Aid. Johnson presented the following order, which 
was, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to the 
Viall Motor Car Company to maintain a driveway on 
the north side of East 111th street, approximately 75 
feet east of South State street; said permit to be is- 
sued and work to be done according to the provisions 
of the ordinance of July 28, 1913, governing the con- 
struction and maintenance of driveways. 



TENTH WARD. 

Aid. Klaus presented the following order, which was, 
on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to The 
Bohemian National Alliance to string a banner, for 
thirty days, across the street in front of premises 
located at West 18th street and Blue Island avenue, 
from 1816 to 1827 Blue Island avenue. Said banner 
shall be erected and maintained in accordance with 
all rules and regulations of the Department of Pub- 
lic Works. This privilege shall be subject to termin- 
ation by the Mayor at any time in his discretion. 



ELEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Gullerton presented an ordinance granting per- 
mission and authority to Jacob S. Goldstein to main- 
tain and use bay window or store front abutting on 
sidewalk space adjoining premises known as 2300-2 
West 12th street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and City 
Hall. 

Aid. Cullerton presented an order directing issuance 
of a permit to the International Harvester Company of 
New Jersey to maintain and occupy building, located 
west of South Leavitt street and south of the C, B. & 
Q. R. R., which Was 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and City 
Hall. 

Aid. Krumdick presented claim of E. W. Jaworski for 
rebates of water rates, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



TWELFTH WARD. 

Aid. Kerner and Novak presented the following or- 
ders, which were, on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he isi hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Charles Schwartz to maintain a driveway on the east 
side of South Sawyer avenue, 75 feet north of West 
26th street; said permit to be issued and work to be 



done according to the provisions of the ordinance of 
July 28, 1913, governing the construction and main- 
tenance of driveways. 

Ordered, That the Committee on Local Transporta- 
tion be and it is hereby directed to take up for con- 
sideration the matter of increasing the number of 
cars on the 25th street-Lawndale Avenue Line dur- 
ing the entire day. 



THIRTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Ahern and Home presented the following order, 
which was, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to J. 
Joblonki to erect and maintain a wooden sign, 2-ft. 
by 4-ft., at the edge of the sidewalk in front of 743 
South Crawford avenue. Said sign shall be erected 
and maintained in accordance with all rules and 
regulations of the Department of Public Works. This 
privilege shall be subject to termination by the 
Mayor at any time in his discretion. 

Aid. Home presented the following order, which was, 
on motion duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public, Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Williams Dental OflTices to erect and maintain a V- 
shaped wooden sign, 25-in. by 90-in, with a horizon- 
tal sign attached thereto, 24-in. by 72-in., to project 
from building located at 8 North Western avenue. 
Said signs shall be erected and maintained in accord- 
ance with all rules and regulations of the Depart- 
ment of Public Works. This privilege shall be sub- 
ject to termination by the Mayor at any time in his 
discretion. 

Aid. Home presented a claim of Maria Koohale for a 
rebate of water rates, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Home presented an order for removal of water 
meter from premises known as 2858 Taylor street, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



FOURTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Smith and Maypole presented an order directing 
that Charles F. Gritzman be permitted to maintain and 
occupy frame shelter shed at 614-16 Paulina street, and 
an order directing that W. Kasprzyk be permitted to 
maintain frame shed at rear of premises known as 1808 
West Huron street, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and City 
Hall. 

Aid. Smith and Maypole presented an order for pav- 
ing with brick an alley in the block bounded by North 
Central Park avenue, Fulton street, Carroll avenue and 
North St. Louis avenue, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improvements. 



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FIFTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Kaindl presented the following order, which was, 
on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to Dr. 
H. A. Leef to hang and maintain a wooden sign, 2-ft. 
by 2-ft. in front of premises known as 3214 Crystal 
street. Said sign shall be erected and maintained in 
accordance with all rules and regulations of the De- 
partment of Public Works. This privilege shall be 
subject to termination by the Mayor at any time in 
his discretion. 

Aid, Kaindl presented a claim of George W. Clausing 
for a refund of 90% of special assessment for water 
supply pipe, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



SEVENTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Walkowiak and Adamkiewicz presented the fol- 
lowing order, which was, on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized and directed to issue 
permit for a connection to be made to City water 
mains at North Sayre avenue and Albion avenue. 
Water supplied through said connection to be for use 
of St. Adelbert's Cemetery and St. Hedwig's Training 
School and paid for at established meter rates. Size 
of said connection, location of meter and date of fur- 
nishing service to be subject to approval of the Com- 
missioner of Public Works, 

Aid. Adamkiewicz and Walkowiak presented an order 
for paving the noHh-and-south alley east of North 
Ashland avenue from Tell place to Emma street, which 
was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improvements. 



EIGHTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Touhy presented the following order, which was, 
on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to L. 
Spies to string, and maintain for thirty days, a mus- 
lin sign across the Sidewalk in front of 1919 West 
Madison street. Said sign shall be erected and main- 
tained in accordance with all rules and regulations of 
the Department of Public Works. This privilege 
shall be subject to termination by the Mayor at any 
time in his discretion. 



NINETEENTH WARD. 

Aid, Powers presented the following order, which 
was, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized to issue a permit to 
Automatic Electric Company to maintain and oper- 
ate as now constructed a canopy over the sidewalk in 
West Van Buren street to be attached to the build- 
ing or structure located at 1001 West Van Buren 



street, in accordance with plans and specifications 
to be filed with the Commissioner of Public Works 
and approved by the Commissioner of Buildings 
and Chief of Fire Prevention and Public Safety, 
said canopy not to exceed 17 feet in length nor 14 
feet in width, upon the filing of the application and 
bond and payment of the initial compensation pro- 
vided for by ordinance. 

Aid. Powers presented a claim of Antonio Perrone 
for wages, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Bowler presented the following order, which 
was, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Cohn Brothers to construct and maintain a drive- 
way across the sidewalk in front of premises known 
as 1133-5 Throop street; said permit to be issued 
' and the work therein authorized to be done in ac- 
cordance with the terms of an ordinance passed 
July 28, 1913, governing the construction and main- 
tenance of driveways. 



TWENTIETH WARD. 

Aid. Fick and Franz presented ther following order, 
wihich was, on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
I. Spilky to erect and maintain a board sign, 4'x7', 
over the sidewalk adjoining premises at 713 West 
12th street. Said sign shall be erected and main- 
tained in accordance with all rules and regulations 
of the Department of Public Works. This privi- 
lege shall be subject to termination by the Mayor at 
any time in his discretion. 

Aid. Fick and Franz presented an order for removal 
of water meter from premises known as 541 Maxwell 
street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Franz and Fick presented a claim of William 
Diener for a rebate of water rates, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Fick and Franz presented a claim of Rev. A. 
H. Leman for a refund of permit fee, and a claim of 
A, Zittenfield for a rebate of water rates, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid, Franz presented an order for -an investigation 
of the amount of crime in Chicago and the adoption 
of plans for its suppression, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Schools, Fire, Police 
and Civil Service, 



TWENTY-FIRST WARD. 

Aid, R. H. McCormick presented the following order, 
which was, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and 'he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
S. M, Weir & Co., 1840' North Wells street to sub- 
stitute a daylight sign for electric sign in front of 



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above inontioncd promises. Said sign shall be erected 
and maintained in accordance with all rules and 
regulations of the Department of Public Works. 
This privilege shall be subject to termination by the 
Mayor at any time in his discretion. 

Aid. R. H. McCormicli presented an ordinance grant- 
ing permission and authority to the Monarch Refrig- 
erating Company to construct, maintain and use a 
bulkhead or loading platform in sidewalk space ad- 
joining premises known as 40-i66 East Austin avenue, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys. 

Aid. Walker presented the following orders, which 
were, on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Committee on Home Defense 
. recommend to the City Council plans for the en- 
couragement and development of industries for the 
production of ships and military supplies in the City 
of Chicago and for the protection of the rigflhts of 
labor in connection therewith. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Bowman Dairy Company to construct and maintain 
a driveway across the sidewalk in front of premises 
known as 144 West Ontario street; said permit to 
be issued and the work therein authorized to be 
done in accordance with the terms of an ordinance 
passed July 28, 1913, governing the construction 
and maintenance of driveways. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and 'he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Walter L. Foster to erect and maintain a barber 
pole at the edge of the sidewalk in front of 337% 
West North avenue. Said barber pole shall be 
erected and maintained in accordance with all rules 
and regulations of the Department of Public Works. 
This privilege shall be subject to termination by 
the Mayor at any time in his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and 'he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Frankfust, Marchovitz and Levin to place portable 
glass display case, 3''x2''x6', adjacent to building at 
515 North Clark street, said display case to be re- 
moved each night. Said display case s'hall be erected 
and maintained in accordance with all rules and 
and regulations of the Department of Public Works. 
This privilege shall be subject to termination by the 
Mayor at any time in his discretion. 

Aid. Walker presented an order for the removal of 
obstructions from sidewalk space adjoining premises 
at the southwest corner of Chicago avenue and North 
Clark street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys. 

Aid. Walker presented an order for removal of water 
meter from premises known as 214 West Oak street, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Walker presented a claim of John Siegel for 
a rebate of water rates, which was . 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



TWENTY-THIRD WARD. 

Aid. Steffen presented the following order, which 
was, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized and directed to issue 
■a permit to Charles Scholz and Humboldt Seyer, 
president and secretary, respectively, of the North 
Clark Street Business Men's Association, authoriz- 
ing tha use of city water from fire hydrants, with- 
out cost, from April 1, 1918, to November 15, 1918, 
in consideration of the cleaning of North Clark 
street from Wellington avenue to '"Addison street; 
said permit to contain a condition that if said 
Charles Sc'holz and Humboldt Seyer shall fail to 
clean said street to the satisfaction and approval 
of the Commissioner of Public Works, or if said 
water is used for any other purpose than street 
sprinkling, they shall pay to the city the full rate 
for all water used from the date of the issuance 
of said permit, and if said Charles Scholz and Hum- 
boldt Seyer shall fail to coiftply with the conditions 
of said, permit, the Mayor shall revoke the same, 
and no other permit shall be issued to said Charles 
Scholz and Humboldt Seyer until all charges have 
been paid. 

Aid. Steffen presented an ordinance for amfendment 
of The Chicago Code of 1911, in reference to the wil- 
ful destruction of food, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Public Health. 



TWENTY-FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Capitain presented the following orders, which 
were, on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
A. L. Olson to maintain a driveway on the south 
side of Windsor avenue, 60 feet west of Clarendon 
avenue; said permit to be issued and work to be 
done according to the provisions of the ordinance 
of July 28, 1913, governing the construction and 
maintenance of driveways. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
H. Spade to maintain a driveway at No. 5310 Broad- 
way; said permit to be issued and work to be done 
according to the provisions of the ordinance of July 
28, 1913, governing the construction' and mainte- 
nance of driveways. 

Aid. Capitain presented an ordinance providing for 
the vacation of part of Columbia avenue between Clay- 
ton court and C. & N. W. R. R., and the north-and-south 
alley in the block bounded by Clayton court, Colum- 
bia avenue, Pratt avenue and C. & N. W. R. R., in 
Oakside Subdivision, N. W- %, S. E. %., Section 31- 
41-14 (Wm. E. Dee Company, beneficiary), which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Industries. 

Aid. Capitain, Link, Home, Pretzel, Kaindl, A. 0. 
Anderson. Hrubec, Long, Iliff, A. A. McCorm'ick, Wal- 
lace, Maypole, Hazen, Watson and Olsen presented an 
order directing immediate consideration of the ques- 
tion of redistricting the City of 'Chicago into Wards, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 



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TWENTY-SIXTH WARD. 

Aid. Lipps presented a claim of Charles Mangier . 
for wages, which was 

Referred to t'he Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Pretzel presented the following order, which 
was, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Christ Lavaccare to erect and maintain a barber 
pole at the edge of the sidewalk in front of 1809 
Wilson avenue. Said barber pole shall be erected 
and maintained in accordance with all rules and 
regulations of the Department of Public Works. 
This privilege shall be subject to termination by 
t'he Mayor at any time in his discretion. 

Aid. Pretzel presented an ordinance providing for the 
vacation of part of Winnemac avenue between North 
Francisco avenue and the North Shore Channel, and 
alleys in the block bounded by Argyle street, North 
Francisco avenue, Winnemac avenue and North Shore 
Channel, E. J. Walsh's Subdivision, in Jackson's Sub- 
division, S. E. %, Section 11, and S. W. %-, Section 
12-40-13 (River Park District, beneficiary), which 
was 

Referred to t'he Committee on Streets and Alleys. 

Aid. Pretzel presented a claim of Fred Harms for a 
rebate of water rates, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Pretzel presented a petition and an order for 
opening and widening North Washtenaw avenue from 
Winnemac avenue to Winona street, which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Improvements. 



TWENTY-SEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Kennedy and Watson presented an order for 
betterment of the street railway service on Irving 
Park boulevard and Elston avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Transportation. 

Aid. Watson presented the following orders, which 
were, on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
G. S. H. Ehlers to maintain a driveway on the east 
side of North Richmond street, 50 feet north of Bel- 
mont avenue; said permit to be issued and work to 
be done according to the provisions of the ordinance 
of July 28, 1913, governing the construction and 
maintenance of driveways. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
M. Friend to construct and maintain a driveway 
across the sidewalk in front of premises known as 
3953 Central Park avenue; said permit to be issued 
and t'he work therein authorized to be done in ac- 
cordance with the terms of an ordinance passed 
July 28, 1913, governing the construction and main- 
tenance of driveways. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to resurface Milwaukee 
avenue from Foster avenue to the Chicago & North- 



western Railway tracks with asphaltic concrete, the 
cost of same to be charged against Account 280 S 42. 
The reason for resurfacing Milwaukee avenue is 
that this is a main artery leading north, and Mil- 
waukee avenue north and south of this section is 
paved. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Adolph Naumann to construct and maintain a drive- 
way across the sidewalk in front of premises known 
as 3949 North St. Louis avenue; said permit to be 
issued and the work therein authorized to be done 
in accordance with the terms of an ordinance passed 
July 28, 1913, governing the construction and main- 
tenance of driveways. 

Aid. Watson presented an order for resurfacing 
Elston avenue from Lawrence avenue to Leclaire 
avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Watson presented a claim of M. E. Guelzow for 
reimbursement of cost of cleaning sewer, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



TWENTY-EIGHTH WARD. 

Aid. Littler and Adamowski presented an ordinance 
providing for the vacation of part of Wilmot avenue 
between Churchill street and C, M. & St. P. R. R. (Ar- 
mour & Company, beneficiary), which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Industries. 

Aid. Adamowski presented the following order, which 
was, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
William Conway to erect and maintain a barber pole 
at the edge of the sidewalk in front of 2123 Milwau- 
kee avenue. Said barber pole shall be erected and 
maintained in accordance with all rules and regula- 
tions of the Department of Public Works. This pri- 
vilege shall be subject to termination by the Mayor 
at any time in his discretion. 

Aid. Adamowski presented a claim of John D. Freese 
for a rebate of water rates, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



TWENTY-NINTH WARD. 

Aid. Hrubec presented the following orders, which 
were, on motion, duly passed,- 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to R. J. 
Schlesinger to construct and maintain a driveway 
across the sidewalk in front of premises known as 
4647 Gross avenue; said permit to be issued and the 
work therein authorized to be done in accordance 
with the terms of an ordinance passed July 28, 1913, 
governing the construction and maintenance of 
driveways. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Western Coal and Supply Company to construct and 



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maintain a driveway across the sidewalk in front of 
premises known as 49 IG South Western, avenue; said 
permit to be issued and the work therein authorized 
to be done in accM^dance with the terms of an ordi- 
nance passed July 28, 1913, governing the construc- 
tion and maintenance of driveways. 

Aid. Byrne presented the following order, which was, 
on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
August Morgenroth to maintain a driveway at No. 
5948 South Western avenue; said permit to be issued 
and work to be done according to the provisions of 
the ordinance of July 28, 1913, governing the con- 
struction and maintenance of driveways. 

Aid. Byrne presented a claim of William Doyle for 
a rebate of water rates, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



THIRTY-FIRST WARD. 

Aid. Long presented the following orders, which were, 
on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized and directed to issue 
a permit to H. W. Cannon and Marion Baker, Presi- 
dent and Secretary, respectively, of the Englewood 
Improvement Association, authorizing the use of city 
water from fire hydrants, without cost, from April 
15, 1918, to December 1, 1918, in consideration of the 
cleaning of all streets in the district bounded by West 
61st street on the north, West 63rd street on the 
south, Princeton avenue on the east and the C. & W. 
I. R. R. on the west; said permit to contain a condi- 
tion that if the said Englewood Improvement Asso- 
ciation shall fail to clean said streets, or any of them, 
to th& satisfaction and approval of the Commissioner 
of Public Works, or if said water is used for any 
other purpose than street sprinkling, they shall pay 
to the city the full rate for all water used from the 
date of the issuance of said permit and if said Engle- 
wood Improvement Association shall fail to comply 
with the conditions of said permit, the Mayor shall 
revoke the same, and no other permit shall be issued 
to said Englewood Improvement Association until all 
charges have been paid. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to E. S. 
Gage to erect and maintain a barber pole at 743 West 
59th street. Said barber pole shall be erected and 
maintained in accordance with all rules and regula- 
tions of the Department of Public Works. This 
privilege shall be subject to termination by the 
Mayor at any time in his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commissionei:' of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Standard Oil Company (a corporation) to construct 
and maintain a driveway across the sidewalk in front 
of premises known as 5500-10 Justine street; said 
permit to be issued and the work therein authorized 
to be done in accordance with the terms of an ordi- 
nance passed July 28, 1913, governing the construc- 
tion and maintenance of driveways. 



THIRTY-SECOND WARD. 

Aid. Fisher presented the following orders, which 
' wore, on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
William Bornhausen to construct and maintain a 
driveway across the sidewalk in front of premises 
'known as 1818 West 103rd street; said permit to be 
issued and the work therein authorized to be done 
in accordance with the terms of an ordinance passed 
July 28, 1913, governing the construction and main- 
tenance of driveways. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Edward Howard to construct and maintain a drive- 
way across the sidewalk in front of premises known 
as 9620 South Winchester avenue; said permit to be 
issued and the work therein authorized to be done 
in accordance with the terms of an ordinance passed 
July 28, 1913, governing the construction and main- 
tenance of driveways. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Gas and Elec- 
tricity be and he is hereby directed to install and 
maintain gasoline lights at the following locations: 
one at the intersection of West 73rd street and South 
Oakley avenue; one at the intersection of West 74th 
street and South Oakley avenue and two on South 
Oakley avenue in the block between West 73rd and 
West 74th streets; also one on the southeast corner 
of West 75th and South Morgan streets. 

Aid. Fisher presented an order directing issuance of 
a permit to D. S. Wentworth for construction of a 
sleeping porch on rear of two-story residence at 6724 
South Union avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and City 
Hall. 

Aid. Fisher presented a petition and an ordinance for 
repeal of an ordinance passed April 8, 1915, and for 
repeal of Sections 1546, 1547 and 1548 of The Chicago 
Code of 1911, in reference to the issuance of "bar per- 
mits," which were 

Referred to the Committee on Home Defense. 

Aid. Fisher presented a claim of Frank J. Dillenberg 
for a refund of deposit, claims of John G. Lampadius 
for reimbursement of cost of pumping water, and 
claims of Mrs. N. Von Schill for rebates of w'ater rates, 
which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Fisher presented orders for cement sidewalks 
on both sides of Aberdeen street and South May street 
from West 84th street to West 85th street, and an order 
for a cement sidewalk on the east side of Beverly ave- 
nue from West 95th street to West 99th street, which 
were 

Referred to the Board of Local Improvements. 



THIRTY-THIRD WARD. 

Aid. Hazen presented an ordinance establishing the 
sidewalk line on the south side of Wrightwood avenue, 
from Sayre avenue to Newland avenue. 



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Unanimous consent was given for consideration of 
said ordinance. 

Aid. Hazen moved to pass said ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, IlitT, 
Schwartz, Hickey, Richert, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. 
McCormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Fur- 
man, Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, CuUerton, 
Krumdick, Novak, Kerner, Ahern, Home, Maypole, 
Smith, Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, 
Walkowiak, Tou'hy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, 
Franz, R. H. McCormick, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wal- 
lace, Steffen, Roeder, Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, 
Pretzel, Kennedy, Watson,. Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, 
Byrne, Wm. J. Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, 
Lyle, Hazen, A. 0. Anderson, Kostner, Toman, Clark, 
Thos. J, Lynch— 69. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed:* 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago : 

Section 1. That in order to save shade trees, the 
sidewalk line on the south side of Wrightwood ave- 
nue, from Sayre avenue to Newland avenue be and 
the same is hereby established at six (6) feet from 
the lot line. 

Section 2. All ordinances or parts of ordinances 
in conflict with this ordinance are hereby repealed. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in effect from 
and after its passage. 

Aid. Hazen presented the following orders, which 
were, on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Harry F. Brown & Company to maintain a metal tank 
sign in sidewalk space at curb in front of premises 
known as 5044 West Chicago avenue; said sign not to 
exceed 12" in diameter at the base and 30" in width 
at top and 6' 6" in height. Said sign shall be erected 
and maintained in accordance with all rules and regu- 
lations of the Department of Public Works. This 
privilege shall be subject to termination by the Mayor 
at any time in his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to The 
Ryan Company, a corporation, to maintain a drive- 
way at No. 4500 West Division street said permit to 
be issued and work to be done according to the pro- 
visions of the ordinance of July 28, 1913, governing 
the construction and maintenance of driveways. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to cause the removal of 
a wooden fence which at present obstructs the T- 
shaped alley in the block bounded by North Oak Park 
avenue, George street, North Newcastle avenue and 
Diversey avenue. 

Aid. Hazen presented an order directing issuance of a 
permit to Roy R. Hartless to remodel frame barn at 5308 
Ferdinand street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and City 
Hall. 

Aid. Hazen presented an order for resurfacing North 



Central avenue, from West Grand avenue to Belmont 
avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Hazen presented an order directing issuance of a 
permit to Alex Gilette to install a water service pipe to 
supply premises known as 7019 Diversey avenue, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Hazen presented a claim of Dr. J. M. Hancock for 
compensation for personal injuries, and a claim of 
Louise A. Pehlke for a rebate of water rates, which 
were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Hazen presented a petition and an order for pav- 
ing with brick West Grand avenue, from North Austin 
avenue to Fullerton avenue, which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Improvements. 



TfflRTY-FOURTH WARD. 

Aid. Kostner and Toman presented the following or- 
ders, which were, on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to M. 
Faberson to string and maintain a muslin sign, for 
thirty days, across the sidewalk in front of premises 
located at 3340 West 12th street. Said sign shall be 
erected and maintained in accordance with all rules 
and regulations of the Department of Public Works. 
This privilege shall be subject to termination by the 
Mayor at any time in his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to J. 
Horwitz to erect and maintain a board sign, 6 feet by 
2 feet, to hang from iron rod to project from building 
located at 3530 West 12th street. Said sign shall be 
erected and maintained in accordance with all rules 
and regulations of the Department of Public Works. 
This privilege shall be subject to termination by the 
Mayor at any time in his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to J. 
Horwitz to string and maintain a muslin sign, for 
thirty days, across the sidewalk in front of premises 
located at 3530 West 12th street. Said sign shall be 
erected and maintained in accordance with all rules 
and regulations of the Department of Public Works. 
This privilege shall be-subject to termination by the 
Mayor at any time in his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commissioners of Public Works 
and Gas and Electricity be and they are hereby di- 
rected to issue a permit to Samuel Keller to erect and 
maintain an illuminated sign, 5'x2'6", to project 
from building located at 3255 West 12th street. Said 
illuminated sign shall be erected and maintained in 
accordance wth all rules and regulations of the De- 
partments of Public Works and Gas and Electricity. 
This privilege shall be subject to termination by the 
Mayor at any time in his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to Mrs. 
Katie Tobias to string, and maintain for thirty days, 
a muslin sign across the sidewalk in front of 3608 



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West 2()tli street. Said sign shall be erected and main- 
tained in accordance with all rules and regulations of 
the Department of Public Works. This privilege 
shall be subject to termination by the Mayor at any 
time in his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized and directed to issue 
a permit to R. W. Dvorak and J. F. Maly, president 
and secretary, respectively, of the West 26th Street 
Business Men's Association, authorizing the use of 
city water from fire hydrants, without cost, from 
April 1, 1918, to November 15, 1918, in consideration 
of the cleaning of West 26th street, said permit to 
contain a condition that if said R. W. Dvorak and 
J. F. Maly shall fail to clean said street to the satis- 
faction and approval of the Commissioner of Public 
Works, or if said water is used for any other purpose 
than street sprinkling, they shall pay to the City the 
full rate for all water used from the date of the is- 
suance of said permit, and if said R. W. Dvorak and 
J. F. Maly shall fail to comply with the conditions of 
said permit, the Mayor shall revoke the same, and no 
other permit shall be issued to said R. W. Dvorak and 
J. F. Maly until all charges have been paid. 

Aid. Kostner and Toman presented the following reso- 
lution, which was, on motion, duly adopted : 

Whereas, His Excellency, Woodrow Wilson, Presi- 
dent of the United States, has designated Friday, April 
26th, as Liberty Day, to be observed throughout the na- 
tion, and has asked that all citizens on the afternoon of 
said day set aside their private affairs and assemble in 
public to participate in patriotic demonstrations and to 
further the sale of the loan; and 

Whereas, By action of the City Council, at the in- 
stance of His Honor, the Mayor, the City Hall will be 
closed on the afternoon of April 26th; therefore be it 

Resolved, That the City Council and city employes 
take an active part in any parades and demonstrations 
to be held on said afternoon; and be it further 

Resolved, That the Committee on Home Defense be 
and it is hereby authorized to make whatever arrange- 
ments may be necessary for the participation of the 
City Council and city employes in such parades and 
demonstrations. 

Aid. Kostner and Toman presented an order directing 
issuance of a permit to Barbara Rada to make altera- 
tions in building at 2615 West 26th street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and City 
Hall. 



Aid. Toman and Kostner presented an order for an 
investigation to determine whether there is a preventa- 
ble amount of waste in Chicago's garbage, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Home Defense. 

Aid. Toman and Kostner presented a claim of I. Kal- 
fen.for a rebate of water rates, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



THIRTY-FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Clark presented the following orders, which were, 
on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Louis Flader to construct and maintain a driveway 
across the sidewalk in front of premises known as 
4301-03 West North avenue; said permit to be issued 
and tlie work therein authorized to be done in accord- 
ance with the terms of an ordinance passed July 28, 
1913, governing the construction and maintenance of 
driveways. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
J. Solomon to string, and maintain for thirty days, 
a muslin sign across the sidewalk in front of 3947 
West North avenue. Said sign shall be erected and 
maintained in accordance with all rules and regula- 
tions of the Department of Public Works. This priv- 
ilege shall be subject to termination by the Mayor at 
any time in his discretion. 

Aid. Clark presented an order directing that D. ^. 
Quinlan be permitted to maintain one-story frame ga- 
rage at rear of premises known as 216 North Leaming- 
ton avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and City 
Hall. 

Aid. Clark presented a claim of William F. Marggraf 
for wages, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



Adjournment. 

Aid. Richert moved that the Council do now adjourn. 
The motion prevailed and the Council stood ad- 



journed to meet on 
o'clock P. M. 



Monday, May 6, 1918, at 2:00 




City Clerk. 






vJ/sr'e^ jL'2. 



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COPY 



JOURNAL of Hie PROCEEDINGS 



OF THE 



CITY COUNCIL 

OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 



Regular Meeting, Monday, May 6, 1918 



2:00 O'CLOCK P. M. 



{Council Chamber, City Hall.) 



. OFFICIAL RECORD. 



JOURNAL. 



Present — Hon. Wm. Hale Thompson, Mayor, and Aid. 
Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, Iliff, 
Schwartz, Hickey, Richert, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. 
McGormick, Nance, Fctzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Fur- 
man, Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, 
Krumdick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home, Maypole, 
Smith, Kaindl, Olsen, Knnt, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, 
Walkowiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, 
Franz, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Steffen, Roeder, Hader- 
lein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, Watson, 
Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. Lynch, 
O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, Hazen, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark and Thos. J. Lynch. 

Absent — Aid. R. H. McCormick and Wallace. 



Call to Order. 

At 2:00 o'clock P. M. (the hour appointed for the 
meeting), the Mayor called the Council to order. 



Quorum. 



The Clerk called the roll of members, and thei-e was 
found to be 

A quorum present 



Aid. Bowler moved to approve the printed records of 
the Proceedings of the regular meeting held. Monday, 
April 22, 1918, at 7:30 o'clock P. M., and of the special 
meetings held Friday, April 5, 1918, and Tuesday, April 
16, 1918 (as submitted and signed by the City Clerk), 
as the Journals of the Proceedings of said meetings, 
and to dispense with the reading thereof. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Bowler moved to correct the printed record of 
the Proceedings of the regular meeting held Monday, 
April 22, 1918, at 10:00 o'clock P. M. (as submitted and 
signed by the City Clerk), by striking out the words 
"Aid. Woodhull presented an order for iustnllation of a 
water main in Avenue L from East 134th street to East 
136th street, which was referred to the Committee on 
Finance", occurring in the right-hand column of page 
17 of said record, and by inserting in lieu thereof the 
following: "Aid. Woodhull presented the following 
order, which was, on motion, duly passed: Ordered, 
That the Commissioner of Public Works be and. he is 
hereby authorized and directed to lay an eight-inch 
water main in Ayenue L from East 134th street to East 
136th street, a distance of approximately twelve hun- 
dred fifty (1250) feet, and to pay the cost of same from 
Account llO-X-81." 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Capitain moved to correct said printed record 
further by striking out the words "Home Defense" oc- 



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curring in the eightcenlli line in the right-hand column 
of iiagc 8 of said record, and by inserting in lieu thereof 
I he words "Local Transportation". 

The motion prevai!-cd._ 

Aid. Bowler moved to approve said printed record as 
corrected, as the Journal of the Proceedings of said 
meeting, and to dispense with the reading thereof. 

The motion prevailed. 



Communications from (he Mayor, City Clerk, and Other 

OfTicers, Departments and Brandies of the 

City Government. 



Releases from House of Correction; Report. 

The Mayor submitted a report containing a list of 
the names of persons released by him from the House 
of Correction during the period ended May 4, 1918, to- 
gether with the cause of each release, which was 
ordered 

Placed on file. ^ 



Veto. 



C. & W. I. R. R. Co. (Belt Railway Co. of Chicago, 

Lessee): Elevation of Tracks at W. 26th St. 

and S. Kenton Av. 

The Mayor submitted the following veto message: 

Office of the Mayor, 
- Chicago, May 6, 1918. 

To the Honorable, the City Cou'ncil of the City of 
Chicago: 

Gentlemen — I return herewith, without my ap- 
proval, an ordinance passed by Your Honorable Body 
and appearing on page 2575 requiring the Chicago & 
Western Indiana Railroad Company to elevate certain 
tracks at West 26th street and South Kenton avenue. 

I withhold my approval of the said ordinance because 
I am advised by the Corporation Counsel that there is 
no plat attached to or made a part of the ordinance so 
as to locate the right of way or tell the number of tracks 
to be located at this street, and that this is absolutely 
necessary to properly safeguard the rights of the city. 

I am also advised by the Corporation Counsel that 
Section 1 of said ordinance contains a blanket clause 
which gives to the said railway company the right to 
lay more tracks or rearrange the tracks to suit them- 
selves without further permission of the city, and 
under which the railroad company could claim the 
right to lay tracks on all streets in this vicinity. 

There are a number of other objections to this ordi- 
nance urged by the Corporation Counsel, and I there- 
fore recommend that the vote by which this ordinance 
was passed be reconsidered and that the same be re- 
ferred back to the Committee on Track Elevation for 
further investigation. 

Yours respectfully, 
(Signed) Wm. Hale Thompson, 

Mayor. 



Aid. Toman moved to reconsider the vote by which 
said ordinance, vetoed by His Honor the Mayor, was 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Toman moved to recommit said ordinance to the 
Committee on Track Elevation. 

The motion prevailed. 



Veto. 



C, R. I..& P. Ry. Co.: Extension of Time for Completion 

of Track Elevation Work under Ordinance of 

July 13, 1908. 

The Mayor submitted the following veto message : 

Office of the Mayor,] 
Chicago, May 6, 1918.| 

To the Honorable, the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Gentlemen — I return herewith, without my ap- 
proval, an ordinance passed by Your Honorable Body 
and appearing on page 2582 of the Journal of the Pro- 
ceedings of the City Council of April 22, 1918, granting 
to the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railway Company 
an extension of time for the completion of work to be 
performed under the ordinance requiring the elevation 
of tracks of said company. 

I withhold my approval of the said ordinance because 
T am advised that it is not for the best interests of the 
citizens of Chicago to longer extend the period of time 
in which the work required by the ordinance in ques- 
tion should be completed. 

I also withhold my approval of the said ordinance 
for the reason tjiat I am advised that the Chairman of 
the Committee on Track Elevation asked to have the 
said ordinance re-referred to the Committee on Track 
Elevation and not for the passage of the same. 

I, therefore, recommend that the vote by which the 
said ordinance was passed be reconsidered and that the 
ordinance in question, together with this communica- 
tion, be referred back to the Committee on Track Ele- 
vation for further investigation. 

Yours respectfully, 
(Signed) Wm. Hale Thompson, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Maypole moved to reconsider the vote by which 
said ordinance, vetoed by His Honor the Mayor, was 
passed. ■ 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Maypole moved to recommit said ordinance to 
the Committee on Track Elevation. 

The motion prevailed. 



Veto. 



Frankfust, Marchovitz and Levin: Glass Display Case. 

The Mayor submitted the following veto message: 



May 6, 1918. 



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Office op the Mayor, | 
Chicago, May 6, 1918.J 

To the Honorable, the City Council of the City^ of 
Chicago: 

Gentlemen — I return herewith, without my ap- 
proval, an order passed by your Honorable Body at its 
last regular meeting directing the Commissioner of 
Public Works to issue a permit to Frankfust, Marcho- 
vitz and Levin to place a portable gl^ss display case, 
3 feet by 2 feet by 6 feet, adjacent to building at 515 
North Clark street, for the reasons contained in the at- 
tached communication from the Commissioner of Public 
Works. 

Yours respectfully, 
(Signed) Wm. Hale Thompson, 

Mayor. 

The following communication was submitted with 
the said veto message,: 

Department of Public Works,] 

Bureau of Compensation, j- 

Chicago, May 2, 1918.J 

Eon. Wm. Hale Thompson, Mayor, City of Chicago: 

Dear Sir — Your attention is respectfully called to an 
order passed by the City Council at the last regular 
meeting, April 22, 1918, page 20 Council Proceedings, 
on motion of Aid. McCormick of the Twenty-first Ward, 
directing the Commissioner of Public Works to issue a 
permit to Frankfust, Marchovitz and Levin to place a 
portable glass display case, 3 feet by 2 feet by 6 feet, 
adjacent to building at 515 North Clark street. 

No- permits of this character have been issued for 
the past ten years and a number of similar orders have 
been vetoed from time to time. It is therefore sug- 
gested that said order be vetoed and referred to the 
Committee on Streets and Alleys for consideration. 

Yours very truly, 
(Signed) Frank L Bennett, 

Commissioner of Public Works. 
(Signed) ' H. V. McGurren, 

Superintendent of Compensation. 

Aid. Richert moved to reconsider the vote by which 
said order, vetoed by His Honor the Mayor, was passed. 

The motion prevailed. , 

Aid. Richert moved to place said order on file. 

The motion prevailed. 



Hugh Norris: Appointment as Oil Inspector. 

The Mayor presented the following communication: 

Office of the Mayor, | 
Chicago, May 6, 1918.J 

To the Honorable, the City Council of the City of 

Chicago: 

Gentlemen — By virtue of the power and authority 
conferred upon me by law, I hfereby appoint Hugh Nor- 
ris Oil Inspector to succeed Gregory Van Meter, re- 
signed, and respectfully ask the concurrence of your 
Honorable Body. 

Yours respectfully, 
(Signed) Wm. Hale Thompson, 

Mayor. 



' Aid. L. B. Anderson moved to suspend the rules tem- 
porarily, to permit immediate consideration of the fore- 
going appointment. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. L. B. Anderson moved to concur in said ap- 
pointment. 

The motion prevailed. 



Official Bond: Hugh Norris (as Oil Inspector). 

The Mayor presented the official bond of Hugh Norris 
as Oil Inspector, in the penal sum of ten thousand dol- 
lars, with The Aetna Casualty and Surety Company as 
surety. 

Aid. Richert moved to approve said bond. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
IlilT, Schwartz, Hickey, Richert, Mulcahy, A. A. McCor- 
mick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Klaus, McNichols, CuUerton, Krumdick, Novak, 
Kerner, Home, Maypole, Smith, Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, 
Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walkowiak,' Touhy, Kavan- 
agh. Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, Walker, Ellison, 
Bauler, Stefi'en, Roeder, Haderlein, Capitain, Link, 
Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, Watson, Littler, Adamowski, 
Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, 
Fisher, Lyle, Hazen, A. 0. Anderson, Kostner, Toman, 
Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 65. 

Nays — ^None. 



8.} 



Aliens: Repeal of Prohibition against Issuance of Li- 
censes. 

The Mayor presented the following communication: 

OFFrcE of the Mayor, 
Chicago, May 6, 1918. 

To the Honorable, the City Council of the City of Chi- 
cago: 

Gentlemen — I have been advised by His Excellency, 
the Governor of Illihois, that he has received a com- 
munication from the Honorable Robert Lansing, Secre- 
tary of State for the United States, with reference to 
an ordinance passed by Your Honorable Body on De- 
cember 28, 1917, providing that no person shall be 
granted a license to conduct any business for which a 
license is required by the ordinances of the City of 
Chicago unless such person shall be a citizen of the 
United States or a declarant and recognized as such by 
the laws of the State of Illinois. 

The Secretary of State in his communication to the 
Governor states that the enforcement of the ordinance 
in question would undoubtedly unfavorably affect the 
foreign relations of this Government, on account of 
Articles of treaties concluded by the Government of the 
United States with many foreign Governments, which 
contain provisions relating to certain rights and priv- 
ileges of citizens or subjects ot foreign countries in the 
United States, and that the enforcement of the ordin- 
ance would contravene the enforcement of treaties be- 
tween the United States and other countries, and re- 
quests that prompt action be taken in order to pravent 
a happening of such conditions. 

In a communication to Your Honorable Body on 



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April 22, 1918, Council Proceedings, page 2525, I di- 
rected tlic attention of Your Honorable Body to a com- 
plaint filed by the Consul for Switzerland in this city, 
and informed you that I was advised by the Corpora- 
tion Counsel that "the ordinance" in question "is in 
violation of the terms of the treaty entered into between 
the Government of the United States and the Govern- 
ment of Switzerland; and that the Constitution of the 
United States provides (Article VI, Section 1, paragraph 
second) : 

'This constitution and the laws of the United 
States which shall be made in pursuance thereof, and 
all treaties made, or which shall be made under au- 
thority of the United States, shall be the supreme 
law of the land; and the judges in every state shall 
be bound thereby; anything in the constitution or 
laws of any state to the contrary notwithstanding.' " 
I have been advised by the representatives of the 
Government of the United States that the United States 
of America has concluded treaties with China, Belgium, 
Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Japan, Denmark, and many 
other foreign Governments, which contain Articles re- 
lating to certain rights and privileges of citizens or 
subjects of foreign countries in the United States, and 
respectfully call the attention of Your Honorable Body 
to the fact that the ordinance in question contravenes 
Articles contained in said treaties, and for the City of 
Chicago to undiertake to enforce the provisions of the 
ordinance in question might result in grave embarrass- 
ment to the Government of the United States in its deal- 
ing with other Governments. 

I do not believe that it is the wish or desire of the 
members of Your Honorable Body to bring about jmy 
such undesirable condition, and as the subject is one 
that of necessity requires most careful consideration 
on the part of Your Honorable Body, I have directed 
the Corporation Counsel to prepare an ordinance re- 
pealing the ordinance passed by Your Honorable Body 
on December 28, 1917, and I recommend that the rules 
be suspended and the ordinance in question repealed 
so that Your Honorable Body, if you so desire, may 
have an opportunity (o give this matter that careful 
and deliberate consideration that its importance most, 
urgently demands. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Wm. Hale Thompson, 

Mayor. 

Unanimous consent was given for consideration of 
the ordinance submitted with the foregoing communi- 
cation. 

Aid. Schwartz moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
IlifT, Schwartz, Hickey, Richert, A. A. McCormick, Nance, 
Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, Johnson, Govier, 
Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, Krumdick, Novak, Kerner, 
Home, Maypole, Smith, Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, 
Adamkiewicz, Walkowiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, 
Bowler, Fick, -Franz, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Steffen, 
Roeder, Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Ken- 
nedy, Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec^ Byrne, Wm. 
J. Lynch, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, Hazen, A. O. An- 
derson, Kostner, Toman, Thos. J. Lynch — 63. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 



Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That an ordinance passed December 28, 
1917, and appearing on page 1801 of the Journal of the 
Proceedings of the City Council of said date, providing 
as follows : 

"On and after May 1, A. D. 1918, no person shall 
be granted a license, or be given a free permit, to 
conduct any business for which a license is required 
by the ordinances of the City of Chicago unless such 
person shall be a citizen of the United States, or a 
declarant and recognized as such by the laws of the 
United States." 

be and the same is hereby repealed. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force and 
effect from and after its passage and approval. 

Thereupon Aid. Kostner moved to refer said com- 
munication of the Mayor to the Committee on Home 
Defense. 

The motion prevailed. 



CITY CLERK. 



Liberty Day (April 26, 1918): Proclamation. 

The Clerk presented the following proclamation sub- 
mitted by the Mayor, which was ordered published and 
placed on file : 

Office op the Mayor,] 
Chicago, April 24, 1918.] 

PROCLAMATION. 

Whereas, The President of the United States has- 
officially designated Friday, April 26, as Liberty Day, 
and has called upon thb people of the nation, to honor 
this day by discontinuing their daily duties in the 
afternoon and devoting themselves to public patriotic 
observances in furtherance of -the sale of Third Liberty 
Loan Bonds; and 

Whereas, It is the duty and obligation of communi- 
ties and citizens of this republic to render undivided 
allegiance to their government and give it unstinted 
financial aid, and to respond to the call of the President 
in every situation where the welfare of the nation is 
involved and support is needed; and 

Whereas, The City Council of the City of Chicago 
has, by befitting resolutions recognized the significance 
of the observance of the day in question by the muni- 
cipality; 

Therefore, I, William Hale Thompson, Mayor of the 
City of Chicago, by virtue of the authority in me vested, 
do hereby declare and proclaim the afternoon of Fri- 
day, April 26, a holiday in this city, in accord with the 
purposes proclaimed by the President of the United 
States; and all departments of the city governm"ent ex- 
cept those that must remain open for the transaction 
of necessary business, are hereby ordered closed at one 
o'clock P. M., and the citizens of Chicago are earnestly 
appealed to to unite and exert their energy and enthu- 
siasm in doing everything in their power to give pa- 
triotic aid to the cause of the government and the sale 
of Liberty Bonds, that the honor of Chicago may be 



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upheld, and its generosity and love for country liberally 
demonstrated through the over-sub§cription of its 
allottment of Third Liberty Loan Bonds. 
(Signed) - Wm. Hale Thompson, 

Mayor. 



Children's Day (June 27, 1918): Proclamation. 

The Clerk presented the following proclamation sub- 
mitted by the Mayor, which was ordered published and 
placed on file: 



Office of the Mayor 
.Chicago, April 24, 1918 



:■] 



proclamation. 



Whereas, There are in the City of Chicago many poor 
children who, from force of circumstances, are com- 
, pelled to act in the capacity of newsboys, etc., in order 
to eke out a meager existence, and 

Whereas, It has been the usual custom during the 
last thirty-two years, through the benevolence of our 
newspapers and citizens in general, to give these chil- 
dren an outing picnic, and such an outing will be given 
this year under the auspices of the Volunteers of 
America, at Washington Park, and 

Whereas, The 27th day of June has this year been 
selected as the day for holding said annual picnic. 

Therefore, I, Wm. Hale Thompson, Mayor of the City 
of Chicago, do hereby proclaim the 27th day of June 
as Children's Day, and earnestly recommend its observ- 
ance to tlfe citizens at large. I call upon them to sup- 
port the project of giving the children of Chicago a 
happy day's outing among the trees and flowers of one 
of our city parks, thus bringing into many clouded lives 
some of the gladness and sunshine so freely enjoyed by 
children in happier circumstances.- 

Furthermore, I appoint Major General Edward Field- 
ing to be the Director General of the day. 

Respectfully, 

(Signed) Wm. Hale Thompson, 

Mayor. 



Committees of City Council: Schedule of Meetings. 

The Clerk presented the following communication 
submitted by the Chairman of the Committee on 
Finance, which was ordered published and placed on 
file : 

Chicago, May 1, 1918. 

Hon. James T. Igge, City Clerk: 

Dear Sir — In accordance with the provisions of Rule 
44 of the City Council, a meeting of Chairmen of com- 
mittees was called by the Chairman of the Finance 
Committee for the purpose of setting the day and hour 
of meetings of the various Council committees, and the 
following were agreed upon : 

Finance — Fridays, 1:00 o'clock P. M. 
Local Transportation — Wednesdays, 2:30 P. M. 
Gas, Oil & Electric Light— Thursdays, 2:30 P. M. 
Railway Terminals — Wednesdays, 10:00 A. M. 



Local Industries — Tuesdays, 2:30 P. M. 
Harbors, W. & B.— Mondays, 11 :00 A. M. 
Judiciary — Tuesdays, 1:30 P. M. 
Streets and Alleys — Wednesdays, 10:00 A. M. 
License — -Thursdays, 10:30 A. M. 
Buildings & City Hall— Fridays, 2:00 P. M. 
Schools, -F. P. & C. S.— Tuesdays, 10:30 A. M. 
Public Health— Thursdays, 1:30 P. M. 
Track Elevation — Wednesdays, 10:30 A. M. 
Compensation — Fridays, 11:00 A. M. 
Parks, Playgrounds & Beaches — Fridays, 10:30 A. M. 
Home Defense — Saturdays, 10:30 A. M. 

Yours truly, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman, Committee on Finance. 



Grand Gymnastic Exhibition: Invitation To Attend. 

The Clerk presented an invitation, submitted by the 
Illinois Gymnastic Union, inviting the members of the 
City Council to attend a gymnastic exhibition, which 
was ordered 

Placed on file. 



Juvenile Detention Home: Monthly reports (for -De- 
cember, 1917, and January, February and 
March, 1918). 

The Clerk presented reports of the superintendent of 
the Juvenile Detention Home, together with medical 
reports of said institution for the months of December, 

1917, January and February, 1918, and dental reports 
for December, 1917, and January, February and March, 

1918, which were ordered 

Placed on file. 



Public Garages, Auto Stations, Etc: in Matter of 
Alleged Shortage in Gasoline Measures. 

The Clerk presented a communication, submitted by 
the Chicago Garage Owners' Association, requesting an 
investigation of newspaper reports as to alleged shortr 
ages in gasoline measures in public garages and auto 
stations, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Gas, Oil and Electric 
Light. 



Gas Bills: in Matter of Discount Rate and Minimum 
Charge. 

The Clerk presented a communication from A. T. H. 
Brower, protesting against the failure of the Peoples 
Gas Light & Coke Company to allow discount on bills 
\vhich are late in delivery, and also against the charg- 
ing of a fixed minimum amount when no gas is con- 
sumed, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Gas, Oil and Electric 
Light. 



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May 6, 1918. 



Vacation of Alley: in Block Bounded by W. 36th St., W. 
37th St., S. Western Av. and S. Campbell Av. 

The Clei'k i)r('S(Mil.ed an ordinance providing for the 
vacation of part of IJie nortii-and-souLh alley in the 
l)lo('k bounded by West 3Gth street, West 37th street, 
Soulli Western avenue and South Campbell avenue, in 
the town of Brighton, S. E. Vt, Section 36-39-13 (Emil 
Popper, beneficiary), which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Industries. ♦ 



Henrietta A. Boal: Switch Track (Amendment). 

The Clerk presented an ordinance, amending an or- 
dinance passed March 28, 1910, granting permission and 
authority to Henrietta A. Boal to construct and main- 
tain an elevated switch track across Wallace street 
south of West 49th street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Industries. 



Jackson Express & Van Co.: in Matter of Rates Charged 
for Fiirnitm'e Moving. 

The Clerk presented a communication from Max M. 
Korshak requesting that an investigation be made of 
charges for moving furniture, etc., by the Jackson Ex- 
press & Van Co., which was 

Referred to the Committee on License. 



aliLy which the good people of your city have extended 
to these sailor lads, and 1 venture to express the earnest 
hope that this hospitality will continue by such- action 
by the city authorities as will throw every possible 
safeguard around these young men by closing such in- 
siitulions as injure their moral and physical welfare, 
and by making it so that parents all over the country 
can rejoice that their sons who are in the Navy have 
the privilege of spending their spare hours in your 
city. 

I was greatly impressed by the appeal made by the 
delegation of citizens, representing men of every faith 
and creed in your city, and I take it that a copy of this 
appeal has been furnished to your honorable body. As 
Secretary of the Navy I am concerned above all else 
in the welfare and fitness of the men in the Navy, and 
I hope that the petition of these high-minded men will 
be granted. 

Sincerely yours, 
(Signed) Josephus Daniels. 



"Bar Permits": in Matter of Repeal of Ordinance. 

The Clerk presented a communication, submitted by 
the Congregational Ministers of the City of Chicago, 
urging the repeal of the special "bar permit" ordinance, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Home Defense. 



Boulevarding of W. 94th St. and Longwood Drive: Non- 
acceptance of Ordinance by Ridge Park District. 

The Clerk presented a communication from the Board 
of Commissioners of the Ridge Park District, setting 
forth its indibility to accept the ordinance of the City 
Council passed January 28, 1918, providing for the 
boulevarding of West 94th street from the P., C, C. & 
St. L. R. R. to Longwood drive and Longwood drive 
from West 94th street to West. 107th street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys. 



"Bar Permits": Attitude of Sec. of the Navy. 

The Clerk presented the following communication 
submitted by the Secretary of the Navy, which was or- 
dered published and referred to the Committee on Home 
Defense : 



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i.] 



COPY. 

The Secretary of the Navy, 
Washington, April 22, 1918. 

To the Members of the City Council, Chicago, Illinois: 

Gentlemen — When I was in Chicago a delegation of 
prominent citizens called upon me and brought to my 
attention' the fact that the City Council is contemplat- 
ing repealing the Special Bar Permit Ordinance, by 
which liquor can be sold at dance halls from three 
o'clock in the afternoon until three o'clock the next 
morning, and requested that I should look into the 
matter. 

.We have more than twenty thousand sailors at the 
Great Lakes Training Station who are given their leave 
to spentl in Chicago. It has been a matter of great 
gratification to the Department to observe the hospit- 



Venereal Diseases: in Matter of Requirenient for 
Reports to the Department of Health. 

The Clerk presented a communication from Dr. G. 
Frank Lydston, requesting repeal of an ordinance re- 
quiring the reporting of venereal disease cases, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Public Health. 



Shelter Home and Farm Colony for Women Offenders. 

The Clerk presented a communication from The Chi- 
cago Law Enforcement League, urging immediate 
utilization oi available funds for the , erection and 
maintenance of a shelter home and farm colony for 
women offenders, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



Plummer and Davis: Issuance of Water Pipe 
Certificates. 

The Clerk presented a claim of Plummer and Davis 
for issuance of water pipe certificates, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



CITY COLLECTOR. 



"Bar Permits": Report of Permits Issued. 

The Clerk presented a report, submitted by the City 
Collector, containing a list of persons to whom special 



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"bar permits" were issued since the last preceding 
meeting of the Council, which was ordered 

Placed on file. 



CITY COMPTROLLER. 



City Depositaries: Minimum and Average Daily Ralances 
(lor April, 1918). 

The Clerk presented the following communication 
submitted by the City Comptroller, which was, to- 
gether with the statement submitted therewith, referred 
to the Committee on Finance: 

Department op Finance,) 
Chicago, May 6, 1918.J 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and Aldermen, in City 
Council Assembled: 

Gentlemen — In accordance with the order of the 
City Council passed February 3, 1914, we beg to submit 
herewith City Comptroller's bank statement showing 
the minimum and average daily balances in each of the 
City Depositaries for the month of April, 1918. 

Respectfully, 
(Signed) • Eugene R. Pike, 

Comptroller. 



DEPARTMENT OF GAS AND ELECTRICITY. 



Local No. 9, I. R. of E. W.: in Matter of Threatened 
Strike. " 

The Clerk presented the following communication 
submitted by the Commissioner of Gas and Electricity, 
which was referred to. the Committee on Finance; 

Department op Gas and Electricity,] 

Opfice op the Commissioner, I 

Chicago, May 6, 1918.J 

threatened strike, local no. 9, I. B. OP E. w. 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and City Council, City of 
Chicago: 

Gentlemen — 'The working agreement of Local No. 9 
of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers 
stipulates that on such work as pulling of cable and 
setting of poles, four linemen and one foreman shall' 
constitute a gang. On other classes of work, known as 
repair work, sucli as putting on crossarms, insulators, 
etc., the agreement in force prior to 1918 does not stipu- 
late that four linemen shall be employed in each gang. 
On all, or nearly all, of this work, however, the city has 
had four linemen with each foreman, but on account of 
the shortage of funds which necessitated a lay-off of 
fifteen linemen at the close ^f the year 1917, and failure 
on the part of the City Council to provide funds suffi- 
cient to pay the increases in salary which have been 
allowed, we are at present very short-handed and are 
now using only two men with the foreman on these 
small repair jobs. The members of this local are ob- 
jecting, and threaten to go on strike if we do not in- 



crease each gang to at least four linemen and one fore- 
man. 

In order to make up the deficit caused by increase 
in salaries for which funds have not been provided, it 
will be necessary for us to save the equivalent of 104 
man months, by laying off the last men certified or 
adopting a system of enforced vacations without pay. 
This will mean approximately fifteen men for the bal- 
ance of the year. 

The force we have today is scarcely able to keep up 
with repairs so as to insure anything like efficient 
lighting service, and if it becomes necessary to lay off 
more men and to put in force, the provision for 5-men 
gangs mentioned above, it will be impossible to keep 
the lights burning. Lights reported out at the present 
time on account of trouble on the lines are usually 
back in service within two or three days, but if the 
man power is further reduced, these lights may be out 
two or three w-eeks, and possibly a month, before re- 
pairs can be made on circuits and lamps put back in 
service. 

No lay-offs have as yet been made to cover increases 
in salary for which provision was not made in the Bud- 
get, as it was expected that additional appropriations 
might be made. 

Eight additional linemen would be required to in- 
crease the size of the gangs in accordance with demand 
of the union, and this for the balance of the year would 
require an appropriation of $7,200.00. 

Three additional electrical repairers should be em- 
ployed to insure anything like efficiency in the lighting 
service, and this, together with the amount necessary 
to cover increases in salary for which provision has not 
been made, would require $15,000.00. If the total of 
these two— $22,200.00— is added to our Fund 60-A-lOO 
it will enable us to comply with the demands of the 
union as to size of gangs, to retain our present force 
and pay the increases in salary which have been al- 
lowed, and also to employ three additional electrical 
repairers. The following employes are members of 
Local No. 9 : 

General Foreman of Circuits. ■• 

General Foreman of Linemen. 

Foreman of Linemen. 

Electrical Repairers. 

Telegraph Repairers. 

Assistant Telegraph Repairers. 

Fire Telephone Operators. 

Batterymen. 

Linemen. 

The matter of a threatened strike is a serious propo- 
sition and is respectfully referred to your honorable 
body for such action as you may wish to take in the 
premises. 

Yours very respectfully, - 
(Signed) William G. Keith, 

Commissioner. 



DEPARTMENT OF LAW. 



Vehicle License Fees: Collection of Unpaid Fees. 

The Clerk presented the following communication 
submitted by the Corporation Counsel, which was, to- 



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t,M'|.IuM' Willi llio ordor Lransmittod therewith, referred 
lo I he Coiiiinilloe on L'iuancc: 

Department op Law,) 
Chicago, May 6, 1918.J 

IN RE COLLECTION OF DfELINQUENT VEHICLE TAXES. 

To tlic Honorable, the City Council of the City of Chi- 
cago: 

Gentlemen — The question whether the City receives 
all the license fees for motor vehicles to which it is 
entitled under the law has received consideration from 
this department from time to time since the vehicle tax 
was first authorized. In the nature of things little 
assistance could be given the City Collector, because 
the difficulties involved were not legal questions. The 
one important factor was the check on the ownership 
of cars. 

Inasmuch as there is no way of determining officially 
how many of the cars registered in the County of Cook 
actually belong to residents of the City of Chicago, such 
a thing as obtaining an absolutely correct list is im- 
practicable. 

The City Collector has inaugurated a system of which 
he feels justly proud, under which the number of li- 
censes paid for in the last license period has increased 
from G0,072 to 73,320, and the receipts have jumped 
from $988,759.90 to $1,130,144.18. 

Nevertheless, it is claimed by persons who have given 
the subject attention that a considerable portion of the 
license fees are lost to the City. That some persons 
evade. paying the fees can hardly be questioned. Just 
how many cannot be readily ascertained. 

I have received a communication from Mr. James R. 
Howe, an attorney of standing, who says that he has ex- 
ceptional facilities for investigating the subject of such 
license fees. Mr. Howe has presented a summary of 
his investigations, and in this he indicates his belief 
that 21,963 motor vehicles escaped the wheel tax dur- 
ing the last license year, and estimates that the loss of 
revenue equals $329,445. 

Acting on his conclusions Mr. Howe is seeking to ob- 
tain a contract with the City, whereby he should act as 
the agent of the Law Department and City Collector on 
a percentage basis, the City to pay contingent fees or 
commissions only for collections actually made. 

While Mr. Howe may be mistaken as to the figures 
he presents, I am impressed with his earnestness and 
his willingness to demonstrate his faith in them by un- 
dertaking the collection of delinquent license fees on a 
contingent basis without initial expense to the City, and 
am of the opinion that it would undoubtedly be of ad- 
vantage to the City to test the matter in this way. 

The City Collector states that he is through with the 
collections for the license periods preceding May 1, 1918 
— that he has exhausted every effort to secure informa- 
tion and has prosecuted in every instance where he has 
discovered a delinquent. It therefore follows that every 
dollar that may be secured on the license period run- 
ning from May 1, 1917, to May 1, 1918, will be a clear 
gain to the City. The same is true as to all preceding 
years. 

Under these circumstances I recommend that au- 
thority be given to the Corporation Counsel, by appro- 
priate action of Your Honorable Body, to make a con- 
tract with Mr. Howe by which the City will pay a con- 



tingent fee for collections of license fees for vehicles 
which have accrued prior to May 1, 1918, and are still 
unpaid, such contract to be limited strictly to such de- 
linquent wheel taxes. 

In order that such action may be taken without delay, 
in case it is considered advisable, I forward herewith 
draft of an order embodying the proposal made by Mr. 
Howe, with a blank in same for the amount or percent- 
age of compensation to be awarded to him, and I submit; 
the same for the consideration of Your Honorable Body. 

Yours very truly, 
(Signed) Samuel A. Ettelson, 

Corporation Counsel. 



^judges and Clerks of Election: in Matter of Payment 
of Fees. 

The Clerk presented the following communication 
submitted by the Corporation Counsel, which was re- 
ferred to the Committee on Finance: 

Chicago, May 6, 1918. 

To the Honorable, the City Council of the City uf 

Chicago: 

Gentlemen — There is pending, before Judge Walker, 
in the Circuit Cour* of Cook County, a suit brought by 
the Board of Election Commissioners of the City of 
Chicago, in which they seek to compel the officers of 
the City by mandamus to pay the judges and clerks of 
election for their services at the municipal election held 
on April 2, 1918. 

The attorneys for the City and its officers filed a de- 
murrer to the petition, which was overru'led on Thurs- 
day, May 2, 1918. Under ordinary circumstances the 
respondents jn such a case would be ordered to answer 
within 5 days, but the court indicated that if the matter 
was presented to the City Council action would in all 
probability be taken to obviate the necessity of a long 
struggle in the courts. In order to afford the Council 
an opportunity to act, the rule to answer was entered 
so that it defers further court proceedings until May 15., 

Wliile there are numerous interesting and compli- 
cated questions of law involved in this case, and it is 
far from certain that such a proceeding will be effective, 
we beg to advise your Honorable Body that, no matter 
what the outcome of the present suit may be the City 
is bound to pay for the services, of these judges and 
clerks. A contest which will entail the usual expenses 
of litigation, therefore, cannot result otherwise than in 
loss to the public and will at best only result in the 
settling of academic questions. 

In view of these facts we beg to advise your Honor- 
able Body that the Law Department will contest this 
suit to the limit in order to protect the executive officers 
of the City where they are doing their full duty, but 
we recommend that, instead of putting the burden of 
such contest on these officers and incurring the expense 
that is inevitable for no purpose except to settle con- 
troverted questions of law, such action be taken as will 
assure the prompt payment of these judges and clerks, 
'thereby dispensing with further court proceedings. 
Yours truly, 
(Signed) Leon Hornstein, 

Assistant Corporation Counsel. 

Approved : 
(Signed) Samuel A. Ettelson, 

Corporation Counsel. 



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Foreign Fire Insurance Companies: in Matter of Col- 
lection of Unpaid Dues and Taxes. 

The Clerk presented a communication, submitted by 
the Corporation Counsel, in reference to amount of 
compensation to be paid Ralph R. Bradley as special 
counsel for the City in the matter of collection of un- 
paid fees and taxes from foreign fire insurance com- 
panies, which was, together with the ordinance trans- 
mitted therewith, 

Referred to the Committee on Finance.- 



Settlements of Claims Against the City: Monthly Re- 
ports (for April, 1918). 

The Clerk presented reports, submitted by the Corpo- 
ration Counsel, of settlements of claims against the City 
during the month of April, 1918, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



DEPARTMENT OF POLICE. 



Habitual Criminals: Arrests and Prosecutions. 

The Clerk presented reports, submitted by the Acting 
General Superintendent of Police, of arrests and prose- 
cutions of habitual criminals for the weeks ended April 
27 and May 4, 1918, which were ordered 

Placed on file. 



Persons Arrested for Carrying Concealed Weapons 
without Authority: Weekly Report 

The Clerk presented reports, submitted by the Acting 
General Superintendent of Police, of persons arrested 
for carrying concealed weapons without authority dur- 
ing the week ended April 27 and May 4, 1918, which 
were ordered 

Placed on file. 



DEPARTMENT OF PURLIC WORKS. 

Grades: Sundry Streets (Repeal). 

The Clerk presented the following communication, 
submitted by the Commissioner of Public Works : 

Department of Public Works,"! 

Bureau op Sewers, i 

Chicago, May 6, 1918.J 

To the Honorable, (he Mayor and the City. Council: 

Gentlemen — I transmit herewith a proposed ordi- 
nance for the repeal of sundry street grades in the City 
of Chicago with the recommendation that it be passed. 

Respectfully, 
(Signed) Frank I. Bennett, 

Commissioner of Public Works. 
(Signed) Wm, R. Matthews, 

Bench and Grade Engineer. 
(Signed) Geo. E. McGrath, 

Superintendent, Bureau of Sewers. 



Unanimous consent was given for consideration of 
the ordinance submitted with the foregoing communi- 
cation. 

Aid. Richert moved to pass said ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Richert, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. 
McCormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Fur- 
man, Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNLchols, Cullerton, 
Krumdick, Novak, Kerner, Ahern, Home, Maypole, 
Smith, Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, PioLrowski, Adamkiewicz, 
Walkowiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, 
Franz, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Steffen, Roeder, Hader- 
lein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, Watson, 
Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. Lynch, 
O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, Hazen, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 
an ordinance 

Repealing such portions of ordinances heretofore passed 
as establish the grades of sundry streets in the City 
of Chicago. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That any and all parts of ordinances 
heretofore passed which establish the grades of the fol- 
lowing streets, at the locations and at the elevations 
above Chicago City Datum herein indicated, be and the 
same are hereby repealed : 

Elevations 
(in feet) 
At the intersection of North Clark street and War- 
ner avenue 24.0 

On Greenview avenue 300 feet north of Berteau 
avenue 19.75 

On TMelrose street 1100 feet east of east line of 
Broadway 9.4 

At the intersection of Hazel street and Lakeside 
Place ..^ 8.25 

On North Clark street at intersection of Southport 
avenue 24.0 

On Warner avenue at intersection of Southport 
avenue 22.0 

On South Sacramento avenue 600 feet south of 
West 28th street 13.0 

On West 60th street at alley west of Parnell ave- 
nue 15.5 

On Talcott avenue (State street) 70 feet west of 
North Har'lem avenue (North 72nd avenue) .... 73.5 

On Roscoe street at 200 feet west of the west line 
' of North Mobile avenue 51.5 

On Talcott avenue 350 feet northwest of the 
northwest corner of Oconto avenue and Talcott 
avenue 76.5 

On south line of Peterson avenue 80 feet west of 
North Harlem avenue (inside grade) 72.4 

At the intersection of Nina avenue and North Har- 
lem avenue 74.0 



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Elevations 
(in feet) 
Al I lie iiil('rs(>cl i(in of noiihwcst line of West Cir- 
cle avenue and east line of North Neva avenue 
(Ilobart avenue) (inside grade) 74.5 

On West Circle avenue 100 feet northeasterly of 
north corner of North Neva avenue (Hobart 
avenue) 72.0 

At southwest corner of Peck court and West Cir- 
cle avenue (inside grade) 71.7 

On west line of West Circle avenue 150 feet south 
of southwest corner of Peek court and West Cir- 
cle avenue (inside grade) 72.5 

At northwest coi'ner of North Neva avenue (Ho- 
bart avenue) and Peck court (inside grade) .... 74.2 

On Peck court 200 feet west of northwest corner of 
North Neva avenue (Hobart avenue) and Peck 
court (curb grade) 71.0 

At the intersection of West Circle avenue and Pet- 
erson avenue (Colfax place) 67.5 

At the intersection of Nickerson avenue (Cres- 
cent avenue) and Peterson avenue (Golfa*x place) 67.5 

On West Circle avenue 450 feet northeasterly of 
Nickerson avenue (Crescent avenue) 66.5 

On southeast line of West Circle avenue 350 • 
feet southwest from southwest corner of Nina 
avenue (Ceylon avenue) and West Circle ave- 

, nue (inside grade) 68.4 

On southeast line of West Circle avenue 500 feet 
southwest from southwest corner of Nina ave- 
nue (Ceyion avenue) and West Circle avenue 
(inside grade) 68.1 

On southeast line of West Circle avenue 300 feet 
southwest from southwest corner of Nina ave- 
nue (Ceylon avenue) and West Circle avenue 
(inside grade) 66.3 

On west line of Nicolet avenue (Mulberry avenue) 
35 feet north of first alley south of southwest 
corner of Nickerson avenue (Crescent avenue) 
(inside grade) 72.6 

On west line of Nicolet avenue (Mulberry avenue) 
135 feet north of first alley south of southwest 
corner of Nickerson avenue (Crescent avenue) 
(inside grade) ..•••• 71.2 

On east line of Nicolet avenue (Mulberry avenue) 
at south side of first alley south of southeast 
corner of Nickerson avoiuie (Crescent avenue) 
(inside grade) 71.3 

On east line of Nicolet avenue (Mulberry avenue) 
10 feet south of south 'line of first alley south 
of southeast corner of Nickerson avenue (Cres- 
cent avenue) (inside grade) 72.4 

On east line of Nicolet avenue (Mulberry avenue) 
100 feet south of south line of first alley south 
of southeast corner of Nickerson avenue (Cres- 
cent avenue) (inside grade) 74.2 

On east line of Nicolet avenue (Mulberry avenue) 
200. feet south of south line of first alley south 
of southeast corner of Nickerson avenue (Cres- 
cent avenue) (inside grade) 71.2 



Elevations 
(in feet) 
At the intersection of Nicolet avenue (Mulberry 
avenue) and Nina avenue (Ceylon avenue) 68.5 

At the intersection of Nina avenue (Ceylon ave- 
nue) and Talcott avenue (State street) 74.0 

At intersection of southeasterly curb line of Nina 
avenue (Ceylon avenue) and northeasterly curb 
line of Tailcott avenue (Sanford street) 74.0 

On West Circle avenue at intersection of North- 
cott avenue (Myrtle avenue) ; . . . . 64.5 

On southeast line of West Circle avenue 600 feet 
southwest from southwest corner of Nina ave- 
nue (Ceylon avenue) and West Circle avenue 
(inside grade) 70.0 

On West Circ'le avenue 150 feet northwest from 
Nina avenue (Ceylon avenue) 72.0 

At southwest corner of Nina avenue (Ceylon ave- 
nue) and West Circle avenue (inside grade) 
(next south of Avondale avenue) 66.5 

On south line of West Circle avenue 83 feet west 
of southwest corner of Nina avenue (Ceylon 
avenue) and West Circle avenue (inside grade) 
(next south of Avondale avenue) . ] . . 65.2 

On west line of Nina avenue (Ceylon avenue) 81 
feet south of southwest corner of Nina avenue 
(Ceylon avenue) and West Circle avenue (In- 
side grade) .(next south of Avondale avenue) . . . 65.8 

At southwest corner of Nina avenue (Ceylon ave- 
nue) and West Circle avenue, at Northcott ave- 
nue (Myrtle avenue) (inside grade) 66.5 

On south line of West Circle avenue 150 feet west 
of southwest corner of Nina avenue (Ceylon 
avenue) and West Circle avenue (385 feet 
northeast from North Harlem avenue) (72nd 
avenue) (inside grade) 73.8 

On south line of West Circle avenue 225 feet west 
of southwest corner -of Nina avenue (Ceylon 
avenue) and West Circle avenue (385 feet 
northeast from North Harlem avenue) (72nd 
avenue) 72.8 

At intersection of south line of East Circle ave- 
nue and north line of Hobart avenue (inside 
grade) . > 72.5 

At intersection of west curb line of North Har- 
lem avenue (North 72nd avenue) and south- 
westerly curb line of Talcott avenue (Sanford 
street) 74.0 

At intersection of east curb line of North Harlem 
avenue (North 72nd avenue) and southwest- 
erly curb line of Talcott avenue (Sanford street) 74.0 

At the intersection of east line of North Harlem 
avenue (North 72nd avenue), and southwesterly 
line of Talcott avenue (Sanford street) (inside 
grade) 76.5 

On Talcott avenue (Sanford street) 150 feet east- 
erly of northeast corner of Nina avenue (Cey- 
lon avenue) / 73.0 

On Talcott avenue (Sanford street) 130 feet west- 
erly of North Nordica avenue (Fox court) 71.5 



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Elevatibns 
(in feet) 
On northerly curb line of Talcott avenue (San- 
ford street) 125 feet easterly of North Nordica 
avenue (Fox court) 69.0 

On southeast line of West Circle avenue 500 feet 
south from southwest corner of Nickerson 
avenue (Crescent avenue) and West Circle 
avenue (inside grade) 73.5 

On southeast line of West Circle avenue 600 feet 
south from southwest corner of Nickerson ave- 
nue (Crescent avenue) and West Circle ave- 
nue (inside grade) 73-5 ^ 

On northwest line of West Circle avenue 100 feet 
northeast from northeast corner of West Circle 
avenue and Nickerson avenue (Crescent ave- 
nue) (inside grade) ,. 68.7 

On northwest line of West Circle avenue 250 feet 
southwest from west line of Nickerson avenue 
(Crescent avenue) (inside ^grade) 70.5 

On northwest line of West Circle avenue 350 feet 
southwest from west line of Nickerson avenue 
(Crescent avenue) (inside grade) 72.0 

On southeast line of West Circle avenue 60 feet 
south from southwest corner of Nickerson ave- 
nue (Crescent avenue) and West Circle avenue 
(inside grade) 70.0 

On southeast line of West Circle avenue 150 feet 
south from southwest corner of Nickerson ave- 
nue (Crescent avenue) and West Circle avenue 
(inside grade) 70.3 

On southeast line of West Circle avenue 250 feet 
south from southwest corner of Nickerson 
avenue (Crescent avenue) and West Circle ave- 
nue (inside grade) 7 1 .8 

On southeast line of West Circle avenue 350 feet 
south from southwest corner of Nickerson ave- 
nue (Crescent avenue) and West Circle avenue 
(inside grade) 71.8 

On West Circle avenue 150 feet northerly of Nina 
avenue (Ceylon avenue) 72.0 

On Nina avenue (Ceylon avenue) at intersection 
with East and West Circle avenue northeast. . . 64.0 

On Nina avenue (Ceylon avenue) at intersection 
of East and West Circle avenues 70.5 

On West Circle avenue (East Circle avenue) 150 
feet southeasterly of Nina avenue (Ceylon ave- 
nue) 71.5 

On West Circle avenue 27'5 feet northeasterly 
from Peck court 72.0 

On west line of Nina avenue (Ceylon avenue) 260 
feet south of southwest corner of Nickerson 
avenue (Crescent avenue) and Nina avenue 
(Ceylon avenue) (inside grade) 73.7 

On Westline of Nina avenue (Ceylon avenue) 175 
feet south of southwest corner of Nina avenue 
(Ceylon avenue) and Nickerson avenue (Cres- 
cent avenue) . Inside grade 73.5 

On west line of Nina avenue (Ceylon avenue) at 
first alley south of southwest corner of Nina 



Elevations 
(in feet) 
avenue (Ceylon avenue) and Nickerson avenue 
(Crescent avenue) 72.8 

On southeast line of East Circle avenue 260 feet 
southwest from southeast corner of Hurlbut 
street (Walnut avenue) and East Circle avenue 
(inside grade) ^1.5 

On southeast line of East Circle avenue 100 feet 
southwest from southeast corner of Hurlbut 
street (Walnut avenue) and East Circle ave- 
nue (inside grade) 71,5' 

On New Hampshire avenue (Cheney avenue) 125 
feet northerly of Talcott avenue (State street) . 68.0 

At the intersection of Nickerson avenue (Crescent 
avenue) and Nina avenue (Ceylon avenue) 68.5 

At the intersection of Nickerson avenue (Crescent 
avenue) and Nicolet avenue (Mulberry avenue) 68.5 

At the intersection of Nina avenue (Ceylon ave- 
nue) and Nicolet avenue (Mulberry avenue) . . . 68.5 

On West Circle avenue (East Circle avenue) 250 
feet northwesterly of North Nordica avenue 
(Fox court) 715 

On south line of West Circle avenue (East Circle 
avenue) 125 feet west of southwest corner of 
North Nordica avenue (Fox court) and West 
Circle avenue (East Circle avenue) (inside 
grade) 726. 

On west line of Nicolet avenue (Mulberry ave- 
nue) 8 feet north of first alley north of north- 
west corner of West Circle avenue (East Circle 
avenue) and Nicolet avenue (Mulberry avenue) 
(inside grade) 72.? 

On west line of Nicolet avenue (Mulberry avenue) 
65 feet north of first alley north of northwest 
corner of West Circle avenue (East Circle 
avenue) and Nicolet avenue (Mulberry avenue) 
(inside grade) 71.4 

On West line of Nicolet avenue (Mulberry ave- 
nue) 4 feet south of first alley north of north- ^ 
west corner of West Circle avenue (East Circle 
avenue) and Nicolet avenue (Mulberry avenue) 
■(inside grade) 71.4 

At northeast corner of Nicolet avenue (Mulberry 
avenue) and East Circle avenue (inside grade) . 71.3 

On west line of Nicolet avenue (Mulberry ave- 
nue) at south side of first alley north of north- 
west corner of West Circle avenue (East Circle 
avenue) and Nicolet avenue (Mulberry avenue) 
(inside grade) 71.4 

On west line of Nicolet avenue (Mulberry avenue) 
at north side of first alley north of northwest 
corner of West Circle avenue (East Circle ave- 
nue) and Nicolet avenue (Mulberry avenue) 
(inside grade) 72.0 

On southwest line of Nickerson avenue (Crescent 
avenue) 300 feet northwest from Nina avenue 
(Ceylon avenue) (inside grade) 70.0 

On Nina avenue (Ceylon avenue) 500 feet north 
of Nickerson avenue (Crescent avenue) 69.0 



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Elevations 
(in feet) 
On Nina avenue (Ceylon avenue) 300' feet south 
of Nickcrson avenue (Crescent avenue) 73.0 

On west line of Nina avenue (Ceylon avenue) 350 
feet north of Nickerson avenue (Crescent ave- 
nue) 71.0 

On west -line of Nina avenue (Ceylon avenue) at 
alley north of Nickerson avenue (Crescent ave- 
nue) (inside grade) 69.9 

On west line of Nina avenue (Ceylon avenue) 100 
feet north of Nickerson avenue (Crescent ave- 
nue) (inside grade) 72.0 

At northwest corner of Nina avenue (Ceylon 
avenue) and Nickerson avenue (Crescent ave- 
nue) (inside grade) 72.0 

On Nickerson avenue (Crescent avenue) at west- 
erly line of Nina avenue (Ceylon avenue) 70-0 

6n north line of Nickerson avenue (Crescent 
avenue) 310 feet west of Nina avenue (Ceylon 
avenue) (inside grade) 6?-8 

On Nickerson avenue (Crescent avenue) at east- 
erly line of Nicolet avenue (Mulberry avenue) . 69.0 

On west line of Nicolet avenue (Mulberry ave- 
nue) at first alley south of southwest corner of 
Nickerson avenue (Crescent avenue) (inside 
nue) (inside grade) 72.0 

At the intersection of Belmont avenue and Lowell ■ 
avenue ^^-^ 

On Avondale avenue (Railroad avenue) 57 feet 
southeast of North Lamon avenue 31.5 

"At the intersection of Bast 106th street and Pax- 
ton avenue '^•0 

At the intersection of East i0.6th street and Luella 
avenue i-0 

At the intersection of East 10'6th street and Cran- 
don avenue *-0 

At the intersection of East 106th street and Ogles- 
by avenue ■4.0 

At the intersection of East 106lh street and Yates 
avenue '40 

At the iiitersection of East l67th street and Paxton 

ft* 

avenue 4.0 

At the intersection of East 107th street and Luella 
avenue 4.0 

At the intersection of East 107th street and Cran- 
don avenue 4.5 

At the intersection of East 107th street and 
Oglesby avenue 4.5 

At the intersection of East 107th street and Yates 
avenue 4.0 

At the intersection of East 104th street and Yates 
avenue- 4.0 

On East 107th street at east right-of-way line of 
Chicago and Western Indiana Railway 7.0 

On East 107th street at west right-of-way line of 
New York Central and St. Louis Railway 7.0 



Elevations 
(in feet) 
.At the intersection of East lOSth street and Yates 
avenue 5.0 

At the intersection of East 109th street and Yates 
avenue 5.0 

At the intersection of East 99th street and Cal- 
houn avenue 4.0 

At the intersection of East -QQih street and Bens- 
ley avenue 4.0 

At the intersection of East 99th street and Yates 
avenue 4.0 

At the intersection of East 99th street and Oglesby 
avenue 4.0 

At the intersection of East 99th street and Gran- 
don avenue 4.0 

At the intersection of East 99th street and Luella 
avenue 4.0 

At the intersection of East 99th street and Paxton 
■avenue 4.0 

On Magnolia avenue 125 feet south of south line 
of Sunnyside avenue 11.8 

At the intersection of East Austin avenue and St. 
Clair street 12.0 

At thfe intersection of East North Water street and 
St Clair street 10.9 

At the intersection of South Kedzie avenue and 
Taylor street 14.7 

At the intersection of South Central Park avenue 
and Taylor street l-9,.0 

On South Francisco avenue 104 feet north of 
north line of Filmore street 13.5 

On South Spaulding avenue 73 feet north of Fill- 
more street 15.3 

At the intersection of South Karlov avenue and 
Baltimore and Ohio Chicago Terminal Trans- 
fer Railroad 24.4 

At the intersection of South Keeler, avenue and 
Baltimore and Ohio Chicago Terminal Transfer 
Railroad 24.4 

On South Kostner avenue at the right-of-way 
lines of Baltimore and Ohio Chicago Terminal 
Transfer Railroad 25.2 

At the intersection of South Cicero avenue and 
Colorado avenue 27.0 

Section 2. That this ordinance shall be in force 
from and after its passage. - 



Albro B, Prindle and Others: Vault in Alley. 

The Clerk presented the following communication 
submitted by the Commissioner of Public Works, which 
was, together with the ordinance transmitted therewith, 
referred to the Committee on iCompensation: 

Department op Public Works,] 

Bureau op 'Compensation,}- 

Chicago, May 6, 1918.J 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen — I transmit herewith for consideration 



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by your Honorable Body an ordinance authorizing Albro 
B. Prindle, Martha P. Griffin, James 'P. Prindl© and 
James W. T. McCrea to reconstruct an existing vault 
under alley in the rear of 558-60 West Washington 
boulevard. This vault has been maintained for a num- 
ber of years without authority from the city. The pas- 
sage of the enclosed ordinance will enable the city to 
secure the customary annual compensation for the 
privilege in accordance with arrangements made by 
the Bureau of Compensation with the grantees in said 
ordinance when application for the reconstruction of 
the vault was submitted. 

Yours very truly, 
■ (Signed) Frank I. Bennett, 

Commissioner of Public Works. 

H. V. MCGURREN, 

Superintendent of Compensation. 



A. P. Callahan & Co.: Bridges or Passageways across 

Alley. 

The Clerk presented the following communication 
submitted by the iCommissioner of Public Works, which 
was, together with the ordinance submitted therewith, 
referred to the^ iCommittee on Streets and Alleys: 

Drpartment op Public Works,^ 

Bureau op 'Compensation, }- 

Chicago. May 4, 1918.J 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen — I transmit herewith for consideration 
by your Honorable Body an ordinance authorizing A. P. 
Callahan & Company to maintain certain bridges or 
passageways across alley adjoining premises at 2401-59 
South La Salle street which were constructed some lime 
ago without the necessary authority from the city. 
Through the passage of the enclosed ordinance the city 
will secure an annual compensation for the privileges, 
in accordance with arrangements made by the Bureau 
of Compensation with the company. 

Yours very truly, 
(Signed) Frank I. Bennett, 

Commissioner of Public Works. 
H. V- MoGurren, 
• ,- Superintendent of Co-mpensation. 



HARBOR BOARD. 



Municipal Pier: 



Installation of Coin Locks on Public 
Toilets. 



The Clerk presented the following communication 
submitted by the Harbor Board: 

Harbor Board,| 
Chicago, May 6, 1918.J 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen — ^I transmit herewith ah ordinance au- 
thorizing the Commissioner of Public Works to enter 
into a contract with the Michigan Coin Lock Company 
for the installation of coin locks on not exceeding 50 



per cent of the public toilets on the Municipal Pier. 
These locks are to be operated by depositing a 5-cenL 
coin, and 40 per cent of the gross receipts derived from 
the privilege are to be paid to the City of 'Chicago. 

Locks of this character are being installed in a num- 
ber of public buildings, railroad stations and comfort 
stations throughout the' country. In addition to grant- 
ing more privacy, there is an opportunity for the city to 
derive some revenue to apply towards the expense of 
maintaining toilet facilities on the Pier. 

The enclosed ordinance covers a term from May 15, 
1918, to December 31, 1922, and provides, however, 
that the same may be cancelled by the Commissioner 
of Public Works on December 31, 1918, or at any sub- 
sequent date in event that the locks are not satisfac- 
tory. 

It is my intention in the event that the enclosed 
ordinance is passed by your Honorable Body, to install 
40 of these locks as an experiment and if it is shown 
that there is a public demand for the same to install a 
greater amount, and if on the contrary there is no de- 
mand, to cause the removal on December 31st of this 
year. There are 232 public toilets on the Pier, and at 
no time have these toilets been used to their full ca- 
pacity, so that the installation of a small number of 
locks as an experiment will not in any w^y interfere 
with the public requirements. 

Your early consideration of the matter is suggested 
so that the toilet rooms will be in use for the opening 
of the season on the Pier. 

Respectfully yours, 
(Signed) Frank I. Bennett, 

Chairman, Harbor Board. 

H. V. McGURREN, 
Secretary, Harbor Board. 

Unanimous consent was given for consideration of 
the ordinance submitted with the foregoin? communi- 
cation. 

Aid. Littler moved to pass said ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
IlifT. Schwartz, Richert, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. 
McCormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Fur- 
man. Johnson, Govicr, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, 
Krumdick, Novak, Kerner, Ahern, Home, Maypole, 
?mith, Kaindl, Olscn, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, 
Walkowiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, 
Franz, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Steffen, Roeder, Hader- 
lein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, Watson, 
Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. Lynch, 
O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, Hazen, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
, Chicago: 

Section 1. That the Commissioner of Public Works be 
and he is hereby authorized to make and enter into con- 
tract, without advertising, on behalf of and in the name 
of the City of Chicago with the Michigan Coin Lock 
Company^ to install and maintain coin locks on not ex- 
ceeding fifty (50) per cent of the public toilets; said 
locks to be operated by depositing a five (5) cent coin. 



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May G, 1918. 



Said conti-acL Lo be for the term beginning May 15, 
1918, and ending December 31, 1922, and be. subject to 
canccllalion by the Commissioner of Public Works on 
l^ccombcr 31, 1918, or at any other subsequent time, 
if in his judgment the operation of said locks are not 
satisfactory. 

Said contract to provide foi^ the payment to the City 
of Chicago of forty (40) per cent of the gross receipts 
derived from said privilege. 

Said contract to be subject to approval as to form 
and legality by the Corporation Counsel. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in force and ef- 
fect from and after its passage. 



Municipal Pier: Lease of Storage Space to United 
States Government. 

The Clerk presented the following communication 
submilted by the Harbor Board: 

Harbor Board, | 
Chicago, May 4, 1918.J 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen — I transmit herewith for consideration 
by your Honorable Body an ordinance authorizing the 
United States Government to use 50,000 square feet of 
storage space on the Municipal Pier at the rate of 
$0.20 per square foot. The Government has already 
secured authority from the City Council for the use of 
100,000 square feet of space on the same basis, which 
is noL sufficient to meet its Tcquirements, and has there- 
fore made application for an additional 50,000 square 
feet. 

Early consideration of the matter is suggested in 
order that the Government may take possession of the 
space desired at the earliest possible moment. 

Very truly yours, 
(Signed) Frank I. Bennett, 

Chairman, Harbor Board. 

H. V. McGurren, 
Secretary, Harbor Board. 

Unanimous consent was given for consideration of 
the ordinance submitted with the foregoing communi- 
cation. 

Aid. Richert moved to pass said ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwariz, Richert, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. 
McCormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Fur- 
man, Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, 
Krumdick, Novak, Kerner, Ahern, Home, Maypole, 
Smilh, Kaindl, OlseUj Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, 
Walkowiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, 
Franz, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Steffen, Roeder, Hader- 
lein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel,, Kennedy, Watson, 
Littler, Adamowski, Hruboc, Byrne, Wm. J. Lynch, 
O'TooIe, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, Hazen, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clai'k, Thos. J. Lynch — (57. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 



Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized and directed to enter 
into a lease on belialf of and in the name of the City 
of Chicago with the United States Government for the 
use of fift,y thousand (50,000) square feet of space on 
the first or freight fioor of the freight and passenger 
building on the Municipal Pier for the period from 
May 1, 1918, to June 30, 1918; said lease to provide for 
the payment of rental at the rate of twenty (20) cents 
per square foot per annum and to be subject lo can- 
cellation by either the City of Chicago or the United 
States Govei'nment at any time on thirty (30) days' 
notice thereof in writing; the lease to be drawn in a 
manner and form satisfactory to the Corporation Coun- 
sel of the City of Chicago. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect and be 
in force from and after its passage. 



MORALS COMMISSION. 



Special "Bar Permits": Effect on Public Morals. 

The Clerk presented the following report submitted 
by the Morals Commission of the City of Chicago, which 
was ordered published and referred to the Committee on 
Home Defense: 

Chicago, May 3, 1918. 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and the City Council of 
Chicago: 

Gentlemen — The Morals Commission of the City of 
Chicago have the honor to report certain facts concern- 
ing special bar permits as they affect public morals. 

Under the statutes by which your commission exists, 
two functions are expected, viz., investigation of facts 
and also reconimendation of ordinances to meet exigen- 
cies in the realm of public morals. Gentlemen, it is 
with due appreciation of your own intelligent sense of 
obligation to your oath of office, not only as to Chicago's 
welfare, but the welfare of the whole country in the 
present world crisis, that we limit ourselves chiefly 
and place main emphasis upon the facts in the case 
against special bar permits. 

We are quite sure that knowing the facts you can 
be depended upon to act upon them justly. Everybody ■ 
knows that this sulDJect of bar permits, lias been a bone 
of contention or to change the figure, a springboard for 
effusive political oratory of all kinds. It w'ould be dif- 
ficult to adequately estimate the great amount of time 
and discussion given to this topic. This special privi- 
lege has been modified, trimmed and amended for sev- 
eral years but presents itself now for acute considera- ^ 
tion as if no surgery had been attempted. The subject 
has been a kind of nightmare both in the Council and 
in local politics since its beginning. 

The Morals Commission thinks you will agree that 
the present crisis calls for patriotism, morality and 
economy in Government. Your Commission has abund- 
ant affidavits to show the justice of a recent protest 
made by the Army, and Navy officials against the evil - 
effects on soldiers and sailors in uniform who have 
been served with intoxicants in violatioji of the United 
States law. It is estimated that in January about 5,000 



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men in uniform attended these dances. Two thousand 
were served liquor and over three hundred became in- 
toxicated. It is well known that war conditions tend 
to increase juvenile delinquency. Special bar permits 
but add fuel to the flames. It is estimated further that 
during January 7,000 minors illegally attended these 
dancos and about 2,000 drank liquor, while, 350 became 
intoxicated. In January about 500 policemen were de- 
tailed at these dances. The recent crime wave has 
shown how sorely these offlicers were needed to protect 
the lives and property of citizens in Chicago, especially 
during the hours from. 8 p. m. to 3 a. m., when they are 
detailed in charge of these special privileges. The city 
receives $6.00 each for these bar permits, while the 
entire expense of license issuance investigation and, 
policing sums up to $25 or $30 for each permit. A con- 
servative estimate shows a net loss to the city of ap- 
proximately $20 on each bar permit. For twelve months, 
ending April 30, 1917, there were 3,630 of these affairs, 
given at a financial loss to the city of $20 each, or a 
total loss of $72,600. 

The money basis may be looked upon as not a weighty 
consideration. True, provided the money expenditure 
becomes an uplift in public welfare, but with a bankrupt 
exchequer plus the depression instead of uplift, the 
economic side of this issue is not to be ignored; even 
though the total loss were only half of $72,000. 

We are told that the pleasures of the people should 
not be curtailed in times when war clouds begloom the 
horizon of joy. The political leaders of our foreign 
people tell us the masses will be discouraged. After 
mingling with many of our foreign-born citizens we 
feel prepared to assert that they do not think as much 
of their ancient habits and customs as they do of the 
welfare of their adopted land, America. They arc ready 
to respond to not only a simple appeal of what might 
seem a sljght sacrifice but will joyfulhy respond to an 
heroic appeal that is patriotic. Leadership among those 
people may well note the fact that no longer can they 
be capitalized and cashed in as current coin in the field 
of political assets and liabilities. Though of foreign 
accent and birth they are 100 per cent Am^erican. 

It may be conceded and it should be conceded that 
these people are not always intelligently responsible to 
handle the sale of intoxicants under special bar permits. 
They do not have any business interests and invested 
capital as a bond for good behavior and orderly con- 
duct on the part of the people who gather there. Yet 
they may be and doubtless are patriots and will yield to 
the principle of the greatest good to the greatest num- 
ber. They are ready to say "America first, last and 
forever." In fact the American people as a whole are 
practically all ready not only to forego time honored 
customs in the interest of peace with victory, but to 
make the maximum sacrifice for democracy and right- 
eousness. 

Gentlemen, has not the time come for the immediate 
repeal of the special bar permit law, or suspension 
thereof if that is lawful and satisfactory to the govern- 
ment at Washington, in order to protect the ever in- 
creasing number of men in uniform who visit our city? 
Is not this an opportunity to present to our govern- 
ment, to the Army and Navy, a solid Chicago, ready to 



subserve local issues to the supreme ideals of the 
Nation? 

Respectfully submitted. 

Morals Commission of the City of Chicago, 

(Signed) J. P. Brushingham, 

Secretary. 
John Dill Robertson, 

E. G. HiRSCH, 

Anna D'wyer, 
W. J. McNamee, 
John Koelling, 



MUNICIPAL TUBERCULOSIS S.4IMTARIUM. 



Financial Statement: for March, 1918. 

The Clerk presented a financial statement, submitted 
by the board of directors of the Municipal Tuberculosis 
Sanitarium^ for tbe month of March, 1918, which was 
ordered 

Placed on file. 



BOARD OF LOCAL IMPROVEMENTS. 



Assessment Rolls. 

The Clerk presented lists, submitted by the Board of 
Local Improvements of assessment rolls filed in the 
County Court, April 22, and April 29, 1918, for final 
hearing May 9 and May IG, 1918, respectively, which 
were ordered 

Placed on file. 



South Iloman avenue, from West 55th street to West 
59th street, Etc, (System): Paving With Asphalt. 

The Clerk presented the following recommendation, 
estimate and ordinance submitted by the Board of Local 
Improvements, which were ordered published in the 
Journal and referred to the Committee on Home De- 
fense : 

RECOMMENDATION, ESTIMATE AND ORDINANCE. 



recommendation by board of local improvements. 



To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 

City Council Assembled: 

We hereby submit an ordinance for the improvement 
■ — adjusting sewer manholes and catchbasins, construct- 
ing and connecting catchbasin inlets, constructing new- 
brick catchbasins complete, constructing a granite con- 
crete combined curb and gutter on cinders, gravel or 
sand, grading and paving with asphalt on six inches of 
Portland cement concrete, swept with natural hydrau- 
lic cement, the roadways of a system of streets as fol- 
lows, to wit : 

South Roman avenue, from the south line of. West 
55th street to the north line of West 59th street; South 
Turner avenue, from the south line of West 55th street 
to the north line of West 59th street; South Spaulding 



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avonuo, rroin the south line of West 55th street to the 
norlh line of West 59th street; South Sawyer avenue, 
from the south line of West 55th street to the north 
line of West 59th street; West 56t'h street, from the 
west line of South Kedzie avenue to the east line of 
South Homan avenue; West 57th street, from the west 
line of South Kedzie avenue to the east line of South 
Homan avenue; West 58th street, from the west line of 
South Kedzie avenue to the east line of South Homan 
avenue, and also the roadways of all intersecting 
streets and alleys extended from the curb line to the 
street line produced on each side of each of said above 
specified streets between the points herein described, 
in the City of Chicago, County of Cook and State of 
Illinois, together with an estimate of the cost of said 
improvement and the lawful expenses attending the 
same, and recommend the passage of said ordinance 
and the making of the improvement contemplated 
therein. 

RespectfuHy submitted, 

(Signed) ' M. J. Faherty, 

DAvm W. Clark, 

L. WiTHALL, 

W. H. Blencoe, 
Oscar Wolff, 
Edward J. Glackin, 
Board of Local Improvements of the City of Chicago. 

Dated, Chicago, May 6th, A. D. 1918. 
estimate of engineer. 

To the Board of Local Improvements of the City of 
Chicago, and to the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago, in City Council Assembled: 

The Board of Local Improvements of the City of 
Chicago, having adopted a resolhtion that the roadways 
of a system of streets as follows, to wit : South Homan 
avenue, from the south line of West '55th street to the 
north line of West 59th street; South Turner avenue, 
from the south line of West 55th street to the north 
line of West 59th street; South Spaulding avenue, 
from the south line of West 55th street to the north 
line of West 59th street; South Sawyer avenue, from 
the south line of West 55th street to the north line of 
West 59th street; West 56th street, from the west line 
of South Kedzie avenue to the east line of South Homan 
avenue; West 57th street, from the west line of South 
Kedzie avenue to the east line of South Homan avenue; 
West 58th street, from the west line of South Kedzie 
avenue to the east line of South Homan avenue, and 
also the roadways of all intersecting streets and alleys 
extended from the curb line to the street line produced 
on each side of each of said above specified streets 
between the points herein described, be improved by 
adjusting sewer manholes and catchbasins, construct- 
ing and connecting catchbasin inlets, constructing new 
brick catchbasins complete, constructing a granite con- 
crete combined curb and gutter on cinders, gravel or 
sand, grading and paving with asphalt on six inches of 
Portland cement concrete, swept with natural hydrau- 
lic cement, and presented to the City Council of the 
City of Chicago, a recommendation that such local im- 
provement be made. I hereby submit an estimate of 
the cost of such improvement, including labor and ma- 
terials, viz: 



Granite concrete combined- curb and gutter 
on cinders, gravel or sand, 27,900 lineal 

feet at 95 cents $ 26,505.00 

Grading 11,100 cubic yards at $1.50 16,650.00 

Paving with asphalt on six inches of Port- 
land cement concrete, swept with natural 
hydraulic cement, 44,900 square yards at 
$2.45 : 110,005.00 

Constructing, 44 new brick catchbasins com- 
plete at $75.00 ■. 3,300'.00 

Adjusting sewer manholes and catchbasins, 
and constructing and connecting catch- 
basin inlets 13,064.00 

Deficiency in interest on the assessment, 
cost of making, levying and collecting said 
assessment, and lawful expenses attend- 
ing the making of said improvement.... 8,476.00 

Total $178,000.00 

And I hereby certify that in my opinion the above, 
estimate does not exceed the probable cost of the above 
proposed improvement and the lawful expenses attend- 
ing the same. 

(Signed) C. D. Hill, 

Engineer of the Board of Local Improvements. 
Dated, Chicago, May 6th, A. D. 1918. 

an ordinance 
For the improvement — adjusting sewer manholes and 
catchbasins, constructing and connecting catchbasin 
inlets, constructing new brick catchbasins complete, 
constructing a granite concrete combined curb and 
gutter, grading and paying — of the roadways of a 
system of streets as follows, to wit: South Homan 
avenue, from the south line of West 55th street to 
the north line of West 59th street; South Turner ave- 
nue, from the south line of West 55th street to tne 
north line of West 59th street; South Spaulding*ave- 
nue, from the south line of West 55th street to the 
north line of West 59th street; South Sawyer ave- 
nue, from the south line of West 55th street to the 
north line of West 59th street; West 56th street, 
from the west line of South Kedzie avenue .to the 
east line of South Homan avenue; West 57th street, 
from the west line of South Kedzie avenue to the 
east line of South Homan avenue; West 58th street, 
from the west line of South Kedzie avenue to the 
east line of South Homan avenue, and also the road- 
ways of all intersecting streets and alleys extended 
from the curb line to the street line produced on 
each side of each of said above specified streets be- 
tween the points herein described, in the City of. 
Chicago, County of Cook and State of Illinois. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 

Chicago: 

Section 1. That a local improvement shall be made 
within the City of Chicago, County of Cook and State of 
Illinois, the nature, character, locality and description 
of which local improvement is as follows, to wit : 

That the roadway of South Homan avenue from the 
south line of West 55th street to the north line of 
West 59th street, also the roadway of South Turner 
avenue from the south line of West 55th street to the 
north line of West 59;th street, also the roadway of 
South Spaulding avenue from the south line of West 



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55th street to the north line of West 59th street, also 
the roadway of South Sawyer avenue from the south 
line of West 55th street to the north line of West 59th 
street, also the roadway of West 5i6th street from the 
west line of South Kedzie avenue to the east line of 
South Homan avenue, also the roadway of West 57th 
street from the west line of South Kedzie avenue to the 
east line of South Homan avenue, also the roadway of 
West 58th street from the west line of South Kedzie 
avenue to the east line of South Homan avenue, the 
width of each of said roadways being hereby estab- 
lished at thirty (30) feet, and also the roadways of all 
intersecting streets and alleys extended from the curb 
line to the street line produced on each side of each of 
said above specified streets between the points herein- 
before described, be and the same are hereby ordered 
improved as follows : 

A granite concrete combined curb and gutter shall 
be constructed on each side of the roadway of each of 
said above specified streets between the points here- 
inbefore described (except across the roadways of all 
intersecting streets and alleys between the points 
hereinbefore described) in such a manner that the 
roadway face of the curb shall be parallel with and 
fifteen (15) feet from the center line of each of said 
above specified streets; and a granite concrete com- 
bined curb and, gutter shall be constructed on each 
side of the roadways of all intersecting streets and 
alleys extended from the curb line to the street line 
produced on each side of each of said above specified 
streets between the points hereinbefore described in 
such a manner that the roadway face of the curb shall 
conform with the curb line produced on each side of 
all said intersecting streets and in such a manner that 
the back of the curb shall conform with the alley line 
produced on each side of all said intersecting alleys 
between the points hereinbefore described. ^ 

Said combined curb and gutter shall be made as fol- 
lows, to Vkfit; 

The concrete to be used shall consist of the best 
quality of Portland cement mixed with fine crushed 
granite in the proportion of one (1) part cement and 
two (2) parts fine granite, into which shall be in- 
corporated four (4) parts of broken granite of vary- 
ing sizes which will pass through a ring of one and 
one-half (1%) inches internal diameter and be held 
on a ring of one-fourth (%) of an inch internal dia- 
meter. The cement shall be mixed thoroughly with 
fine crushed granite, after which it shall be moistened 
with water to form a mortar and into which shall be 
incorporated the four (4) parts of broken granite as 
specified above and rammed into forms until solid. 

. The material to be used in finishing the surface of 
said combined curb and gutter shall consist of the best 
quality of Portland cement' mixed with finely crushed 
granite in the proportion of two (2) parts cement and 
three (3) parts granite, which, after being moistened 
with water to form a mortar, shall be evenly spread 
over the top and roadway face of the curb to a thick- 
ness of one-fourth (%) inch, and over the surface of 
the gutters to a thickness of one (1) inch, so as to 
insure a smooth and even surface on the exposed sur- 
faces of the combined curb and gutter after being 
evenly trowelled and finished with a broom. 

The curb shall be seven (7) inches thick and the 
height at the back shall vary from eighteen (18) inches 
at the catchbasin inlets to eleven (11) inches at the 



summits, and the gutter shall be twelve (12^ inches 
in width and eight (8) inches in thickness. The upper 
roadway edge of the curb shall be rounded to an arc of 
a circle having a radius of one and one-half (1%) 
inches. 

Said combined curb and gutter shall be constructed 
upon a bed of cinders, gravel or sand three (3) inches 
in depth after being flooded with water and thoroughly 
compacted to an even surface, and said combined curb 
and gutter shall be backfilled with earth, free from 
animal or vegetable matter, said filling to be four (4) 
feet wide at the top of the curb and even therewith 
and shall slope down at the rate of one and one-half 
(1%) feet horizontal to one (1) foot vertical. 

Said combined curb and gutter shall be so con- 
structed that the upper surface of the gutter shall con- 
form to the surface of the finished roadways as here- 
inafter described, and the top edge of the curb on 
each side of the roadway of each of said above specified 
streets shall be at the elevation of straight lines con- 
necting the several points at the elevations hereinafter 
described, and the top edge of the curb on each side of 
the roadways of all intersecting streets extended from 
the curb line to the street line produced on each side 
of each of said above specified streets shall be at the 
elevation of said intersecting streets hereinafter de- 
scribed; and the top edge of the curb on each side of 
the roadways of all intersecting alleys extended from 
the curb line to the street line produced on each side 
of each of. said above specified streets shall rise from 
the curb line to the street line produced at the rate of 
one (1) inch vertical to three (3) feet horizontal from 
the elevation of th,e curb of said above specified streets 
between said points, which elevations shall be as fol- 
lows, to wit: 

At the intersection of West 55th street with 
Homan avenue, 22.00 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of West 56th street 
Homan avenue, 22.50 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of West 57th street 
Homan avenue, 23.00 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of West 58th street 
Homan avenue, 23.00 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of West 59th street 
Homan avenue,'23.30 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of West 55th street 
Turner avenue, 22.00 feet above datum. 



At the intersection 
Turner avenue, 22.00 

At the intersection 
Turner avenue, 22.50 

At the intersection 
Turner avenue, 23.00 

At the intersection 
Turner avenue, 23.00' 

At the intersection 
Spaulding avenue, 22 

At the intersection 
Spaulding avenue, 22 

At the intersection 
Spaulding avenue, 23 

At the intersection 
Spaulding avenue, 23 



of West 56th street 

feet above datum. 

of West 57th street 
feet above datum. 

of West 58th street 
feet above datum. 

of West 59th street 

feet above datum. 

of West 55th street 
00 feet above datum. 

of West 56th street 
00 feet above datum. 

of West 57th street 
00 feet above datum. 

of West 5»th street 
00 feet above datum. 



with 


South 


with 


South 


with 


South 


with 


South 


with 


South 


with 


South 


with 


South 


with 


South 


with 


South 


with 


South 


with 


South 


with 


South 


with 


South 


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South 



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At llu' intiTsoction of West 59th street with South 
Spaulding avenue, 23.00 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of West 55th street with South 
Sawyei- avenue, 21.50 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of West 56th street with South 
Sawyer avenue, 22.00 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of West 57th street with South 
Sawyer avenue, 22.30 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of West 58th street with South 
Sawyer avenue, 22-70 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of West 59'th street with South 
Sawyer avenue, 23.00 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of West 56th street with South 
Kedzie avenue, 22.50 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of West 57'th street with South 
Kedzie avenue, 23.00: feet above datum. 

At the intersection of West 58th street with South 
Kedzie avenue, 23. OT) feet above datum. 

The above elevations as fixed shall be measured from 
Chicago City datum as established by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago. 

The roadways of the several streets specified above 
between the points hereinbefore described, and also the 
roadways of all streets and alleys intersecting the sev- 
eral, streets specified above and extending from the 
curb line to the street line produced on each side of 
each of said above specified streets between the points 
hereinbefore described, shall be so graded .that after 
being thoroughly puddfed and rolled with a roller of 
ten (10) tons weight until the roadbeds are thoroughly 
compacted and after the pavement hereinafter de- 
scribed shall have been placed thereon, the surface of 
the pavement at the center of the finished roadway of 
each of said above specified streets, and the center of 
the finished roadways of all intersecting streets ex- 
tended from the curb line to the street line produced 
on each side of each of said above specified streets, 
shall be at the elevation of the top of the curbing 
hereinbefore described; and the surface of the finished 
roadways at the summits in the gutters between catch- 
basins and adjoining the roadway face of the curbing 
shall be three (3) inches below the top of said curb- 
ing, and the surface of the finished roadways at the 
catchbasin inlets in the gutters adjoining the roadway 
face of the curbing shall be ten (10) inches below the 
top of said curbing. 

The slope of the gutters adjoining the roadway face 
of said curbing shall be uniform from the summits to 
the catchbasin inlets, and a transverse section of the 
finished surface of the pavement shall be an arc of a 
circle passing through the said gutter elevations and 
the elevation of the center of said finished roadways, 
at every part of the roadway of each of said above- 
specified streets, and at every part of the roadways of 
all streets intersecting the several streets specified 
above, between the points hereinbefore described. 

In all intersecting alleys hereinbefore specified at the 
street lines produced of said above-specified streets, 
the surface of the finished pavement adjoining the curb- 
ing shall be even with the top of the curbing, and the 
surface of the finished pavement at the center of the 
roadway of said alleys shall be three (3) inches below 
the top of the curbing, and a transverse section of the 
finished surface of the pavement at the street lines 
produced of said above-specified streets shall be an arc 



of a circle passing through the surface of the pavement 
adjoining said curbing and the surface of the pavement 
at the center of said finished roadways. The surface of 
the said pavement thence shall slope gradually to meet 
the gutters hereinbefore specified. 

Upon the roadbeds thus prepared between said points 
and between said gutters shall be spread a layer of 
Portland cement concrete six (6) inches in thickness. 
Said cement shall be so ground that ninety-two (92) 
per cent will pass through a standard number one hun- 
dred (100) sieve having ten thousand (10,000) meshes 
per square inch. 

Briquettes made from a mortar composed pf one (1) 
part said Portland cement and three (3) parts torpedo 
sand, or three (3) parts of limestone screenings, free 
from dirt, dust and other impurities, exposed to the air 
for one (1) day and immersed in water for six (6; 
days, shall develop an ultimate tensile strength of two 
hundred (200) pounds per square inch. 

One (1) part cement which shall stand the above test 
and comply with the above requirements, and three (3) 
parts of torpedo sand, or three (3) parts of limestone 
screenings, free from dirt, dust and other impurities, 
shall be thoroughly mixed dry and then made into a 
mortar with the least possible amount of water. 

Seven (7) parts of the best quality of slag, limestone, 
or other stone which shall be equal in quality for con- 
crete purposes, of a size that will pass through a ring 
of two (2) inches internal diameter and be held on a 
ring of one half (%) inch internal diameter, all of 
which slag or stone shall be thoroughly cleaned, free 
from all foreign substances and drenched with water, 
shall then be incorporated immediately with the mortar. 
Each batch of concrete shall be thoroughly mixed and 
at once spread upon the surface of said roadbeds and 
thorougHly compacted by ramming until free mortar 
appears on the surface. The surface of said layer of 
concrete shall be parallel with and two and one-half 
(2%) inches below the top of the finished pavement. 

Upon the concrete foundation as above specified shall 
be laid a binder course, composed of asphaltic cement 
and gravel or clean broken limestone crusher run and 
of varying sizes which will pass through a ring of 
three-fourths (%) inch internal diameter. 

The gravel or stone shall be heated and thoroughly 
mixed with the asphaltic cement in the proportions of 
six (6) parts by weight of asphaltic cement and ninety- 
four (94) parts by weight of gravel or stone. This 
binder shall be spread on the base above described, and 
while in a hot and plastic condition shall be rolled 
until it has a uniform thickness of one inch. The 
upper surface shall be exactly parallel with and one 
and one-half (1%) inches below the finished surface 
of the pavement. 

Upon this binder course shall be laid a wearing sur- 
face or pavement proper, which shall be composed pf 
asphaltic cement seventeen (17) parts, sand seventy- 
three (73) parts, and pulverized carbonate of lime or 
pulverized silica ten (10) parts. The sand and asphal- 
tic cement shall be heated separately to a temperature 
of three hundred (300) degrees Fahrenheit. The pul- 
verized carbonate of lime or the pulverized silica shall 
be mixed with the sand and these ingredients then 
xnixed with the asphaltic cement at the above temper- 
ature in an apparatus which shall effect a perfect mix- 
ture. 



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The material for pavement when mixed as above 
shall be spread at a temperature of two hundred and 
fifty (250) degrees Fahrenheit. It shall be carefully 
spread by means of hot iron rakes in such manner as to 
\ give uniform and regular grade to such a depth, that 
after having received its ultimate compression it will 
have a thickness of one and one-half (1%) inches. 

The entire surface of the roadways thus improved 
shall then be compressed by hand rollers, after which 
natural hydraulic cement in the proportion of one (1) 
barrel to each one thousand (1,000) square yards of 
surface shall be swept over it, and the whole then 
thoroughly compressed by rolling with a steam roller 
of ten (iO) tons weight, the rolling being continued for 
five (5) hours for each one thousand (1,000) square 
yards of surface. 

All asphaltum used in the making of the asphaltic 
cement for both the binder and the wearing surface 
shall be asphaltum obtained from Pitch Lake in the 
Island of Trinidad, or asphaltum which shall be equal 
in quality for paving purposes to that obtained from 
Pitch Lake in the Island of Trinidad. 

Eight (8) new brick catchbasins shall be constructed 
and ti-apped and connected with the sewer in South 
Sawyer avenue and located in the roadway of said 
South Sawyer avenue at necessary points, adjacent to 
the curb lines of said South Sawyer avenue. 

Two (2) new brick catchbasins shall be constructed 
and trapped and connected with the sewer in South 
Spaulding avenue and located in the roadway of said 
South Spaulding avenue at necessary points, adjacent- 
to the curb lines of said South Spaulding avenue. 

Four (4) new brick catchbasins shall be constructed 
and trapped and connected with the sewer in South 
Turner avenue and located in the roadway of said 
South Turner avenue at necessary points, adjacent to 
the curb lines of said South Turner avenue. 

Six (6) new brick catchbasins shall be constructed 
and trapped and connected with the sewer in South 
Homan avenue and located in the roadway of said 
South Homan avenue at necessary points, adjacent to 
the curb lines of said South Homan avenue. 

Eight (8) new brick catchbasins shall be constructed 
and located in the roadway of West 56th street at nec- 
essary points, adjacent to the curb lines of said West 
56th street, four (4) of said catchbasins to be trapped 
and connected with the sewer in South Turner avenue 
and four (4) to be trapped and connected with the 
sewer in South Sawyer avenue. 

Eight (8) new brick catchbasins shall be constructed 
and located in the roadway of West 57th street at nec- 
essary points, adjacent to the curb lines of said West 
57th street, two (2) of said catchbasins to be trapped 
and connected with the sewer in South Homan avenue, 
two (2) to be trapped and connected with the sewer in 
South Turner avenue and four (4) to be trapped and 
connected with the sewer in South Sawyer avenue. 

Eight (8) new brick catchbasins shall be constructed 
and located in the roadway of West 58th street at nec- 
essary points, adjacent to the curb lines of said West 
58th street, four (4) of said catchbasins to be trapped 
and connected with the sewer in South Turner avenue 
and four (4) to be trapped and connected with the 
sewer in South Sawyer avenue. 

Each of said catchbasins shall be seven feet two 



inches deep, measuring from the top of the brickwork, 
and shall have an internal diameter of four feet at the 
bottom and to a plane five feet above and parallel there- 
with. The walls of said catchbasins shall be eight 
inches thick and shall be built of two courses of sewer 
brick laid edgewise in perpendicular courses, upon a 
floor of pine plank two inches in thickness. The top 
of each of said catchbasins shall decrease to two feet 
internal diameter, being drawn in by means of nine 
header courses, the diameter being decreased uniformly 
for each course. 

Each of said catchbasins shall be connected with the 
sewer with tile pipe of eight inches internal diameter 
and shall be trapped with a half trap also of tile pipe 
of eight inches internal diameter. The said trap of each 
of said catchbasins shall be set so that the elevation of 
the bottom of the inside of the same shall be three feet 
six inches above the -floor of the catchbasin. 

Each of said catchbasins shall be provided with a 
suitable cast-iron cover, each of which covers, inclu- 
sive of lid, shall weigh five hundred and forty pounds. 
Each of said cast-iron covers shall be set so that the 
top of the same shall coincide with the finished surface 
of the pavement herein described. 

The tile pipe specified above shall be straight, smooth 
and sound, thoroughly burned, well glazed and free 
from lumps and other imperfections, and three-fourths 
of an inch thick. 

All brick and the joints of the tile pipe above re- 
ferred to shall be laid with the best quality of natural 
hydraulic cement mortar, composed of one part natural 
hydraulic cement and two parts clean, sharp sand. 

The several sewer manholes and catchbasins located 
in said roadways shall be raised or lowered as may. be 
necessary to make them conform to the finished surface 
of said pavement; and the several catchbasins located 
outside of said roadways shall be raised or lowered as 
may be necessary to make them conform to the eleva- 
tions herein described. The several catchbasins located 
on the line of the curb shall be raised or lowered and 
adjusted as may be necessary to make them conform to 
the finished surface of said pavement, or to said eleva- 
tions according to whether the major part of said catch- 
basin lies within or without the line of said curb. 
Catchbasin inlets shall be constructed at^ necessary 
points in said gutters. The catchbasins not located in 
the gutters shall be connected with said inlets by means 
of tile pipe of eight (8) inches internal diameter laid 
with the best quality of natural hydraulic cement mor- 
tar, composed of one (1) part natural hydraulic ce- 
ment and two (2) parts clean, sharp sand. Said tile 
pipe shall be straight, smooth and sound, thoroughly 
burned, well glazed, free from lumps and other im- 
perfections, and three-fourths of an inch thick. 

'Said work to be done in a workmanlike manner under 
the superintendence of the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the said City of Chicago. 

Section 2. That the recommendation of the Board 
of Local Improvements of the City of Chicago, provid- 
ing for said improvement together with the estimate of 
the cost thereof, including the lawful expenses attend- 
ing the same, made by the engineer of said Board, both 
hereto attached, be and the same are hereby approved. 

Section 3. That said improvement shall be made 
and the cost thereof, including the lawful expenses at- 



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May 6, 1918. 



tending the same, be paid by special assessment in ac- 
cordance with an Act of the General Assembly of the 
State of Illinois, entitled, "An Act Concerning Local 
Improvements," approved June 14th, A. D. 1897, and 
the amendments thereto and that of said special assess- 
ment, the sum of eight thousand four hundred and 
seventy-six ($8,.47i6.00) dollars, not exceeding five (5) 
per centum of the amount of said assessment as finally 
determined after the completion of said improvement 
in accordance with Section 84 of said Act, shall be ap- 
plied toward the payment of the cost of making, levy- 
ing and collecting said special assessment, and of letting 
and executing contracts, advertising, clerical hire, en- 
gineering and inspection, court costs and deficiency in 
interest in the matter of said special assessment, in ac- 
cordance with the provisions of said Act. 

Section 4. That the aggregate amount herein or- 
dered to be assessed against the property, and also the 
assessment on each lot and parcel of land therein as- 
sessed shall be divided into five installments in the 
manner provided by the statute in such cases made and 
provided, and each of said installments shall bear in- 
terest at the rate of five, per centum per annum ac- 
cording to law until paid. 

Section 5. That for the purpose of anticipating the 
collection of the second and succeeding installments of 
said assessment for said improvement, bonds shall be 
issued payable out of said installments bearing interest 
at the rate of five per centum per annum, payable an- 
nually, and signed by the Mayor and by the President of 
the Board of Local Improvements, countersigned by the 
City Comptroller and attested by the City Clerk under 
the corporate seal of the City of Chicago. Said bonds 
shall be issued in accordance with and shall in all re- 
spects conform to the provision of the Act of the Gen- 
eral Assembly of the State of Illinois, entitled "An Act 
Concerning Local Improvements," approved June 14th, 
A. D. 1897, and the amendments thereto. 

Section 6. That the Corporation Counsel be and is 
hereby directed to file a petition in the Circuit, Su- 
perior or County Court of Cook County, Illinois, in the 
name of the City of Chicago, praying that steps may 
be taken to levy a special assessment for said improve- 
ment in accordance with the provisions of this ordi- 
nance and in the manner prescribed by law. 

Section 7. That all ordinances or parts of ordinances 
conflicting with this ordinance be and the same are 
hereby repealed. 

Section 8. This ordinance shall be in force from and 
after its passage. 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



Finance. 

Chicago Surface Lines: Donation To Aid Work of the 
State Council of Defense. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report rec- 
ommending the passage of an order submitted there- 
with, authorizing the Chicago Surface Lines to charge 
to operating expense a certain sum of money for car- 
rying on the work of the State Council of Defense. 



Aid. Riehert moved to concur in said report and to 
pass said order. 

No request being made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action .- 
thereon until the next regular meeting, and the ques- 
tion being put, the vote thereon was as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B . Anderson, Jackson, 
IlilT, Schwartz, Riehert, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. 
McCormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Fur- 
man, Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, 
Krumdick, Novak, Kerner, Ahern, Home, Maypole, 
Smith, Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz. 
Walkowiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, 
Franz, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Stefficn, Roeder, Hader- 
lein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, Watson, 
Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. Lynch, 
O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, Hazen, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nnys — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Chicago Surface Lines ]?e and they 
are hereby authorized .to make a donation of Twenty- 
five Hundred Ninety ($2,590.00') Dollars for carrying 
on the work of the State Council of Defense, and they 
are authorized to charge same as an operating expense. 



City Comptroller: Printing of Annual Report. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted a reporft recom- 
mending the passage of an order submitted therewith, 
authorizing a contract for the printing of the City 
Comptroller's annual report for 1917. 

Aid. Riehert moved to concur in said report and to 
pass said order. 

No request being made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon until the next regular meeting, and the ques-. 
Lion being put, the vote thereon was as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B . Anderson, Jackson, 
I lift', Schwartz, Riehert, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. 
McCormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Fur- 
man, Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, 
Krumdick, Novak, Kerner, Ahern, Home, Maypole, 
Smith, Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, 
Walkowiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, 
Franz, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Steffen, Roeder, Hader- 
lein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, Watson, 
Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, \ym» J. Lynch, 
O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, Hazen, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and is hereby 
authorized and directed to enter into a contract with 
W. J. Hartman Company, they being the lowest re- 
sponsible bidders after duly advertising, for printing 
the Comptroller's Annual Report for the year 1917 at 
a price not to exceed Twenty-eight Hundred and 
Seventy Dollars. This order shall be in force and 
effect from and after its passage. 



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45 



Fifty-first St.: Water Supply Pipe. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted a report recommend- 
ing the passage of an order submitted therewith, au- 
thorizing the laying of a water supply pipe in East 51st 
street. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in said report and to 
pass said order. 

No request being made by any two Aldermen preseni 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon until the next regular meeting, and the ques- 
tion being put, the vote thereon was as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B . Anderson, Jackson, 
IlilT, Schwartz, Richert, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. 
McCormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Fur- 
man, Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, 
Krumdick, Novak, Kerner, Ahern, Home, Maypole, 
Smith, Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz; 
Walkowiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, 
Franz, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Steffen, Roeder, Hader- 
lein, Gapitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, Watson, 
Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. Lynch, 
O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, Hazen, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — G7. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works be 
and he is hereby authorized and directed to lay a 6- 
inch water main in East 51st street from the present 
mains in Hyde Park boulevard to a point three hun- 
dred and twenty-five feet east of east line of said 
boulevard. Expense of laying said main to be paid 
from Appropriation 110 X 81. 



authorized, in accordance with his requests attached 
hereto, to purchase in the open market from the sev- 
eral owners thereof twelve (12) horses for use in the 
FirB Department at the best obtainable market price. 



Fire Department: Purchase of Horses. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted a report recommend- 
ing the passage of an order submitted therewith, au- 
thorizing the purchase of twelVe horses for the Fire 
Department. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in said report and to 
pass said order. 

No request being made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon until the next regular meeting, and the ques- 
tion being put, the vote thereon was as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B . Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Richert, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. 
McCormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Fur- 
man, Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, 
Krumdick, Novak, Kerner, Ahern, Home, Maypole, 
Smith, Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, 
Walkowiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, 
Franz, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Steffen, Roeder, Hader- 
lein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, Watson, 
Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. Lynch, 
O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, Hazen, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Fire Marshal be and he is hereby 



Community Gardens: Free Supply of Water. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted a report recommend- 
ing the passage of an order submitted therewith, au- 
thorizing the free use of water from fire hydrants for 
community garden purposes. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in said report and to 
pass said order. 

No request being made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
.thereon until the next regular meeting, and the ques- 
tion being put, the vote thereon was as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B . Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Richert, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. 
McCormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Fur- 
man, Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, 
Krumdick, Novak, Kerner, Ahern, Home, Maypole, 
Smith, Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, 
Walkowiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, 
Franz, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Steffen, Roeder, Hader- 
lein, Gapitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, Watson. 
Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. Lynch, 
O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, Hazen, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works be 
and he is hereby authorized and directed to issue per- 
mits to responsible associations and individuals for 
the free use of water from fire hydrants where used 
for community gardening purposes. Said permits to 
describe conditions under which use may be permitted 
and to be revocable at any time and not to extend be- 
yond 'September 15, 1918. 



South Shore Bathing Beach: Sale and Removal of Old 
Buildings. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted a report recommend- 
ing the passage of ten ordinances submitted therewith, 
authorizing the sale and removal of old buildings on 
property purchased for the South Shore Bathing Beach. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the ordinance submitted therewith, accepting the 
offer of Frederick M. Tilden. 

No request being made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon until the next regular meeting, and the ques- 
tion being put, the vote thereon was as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. - B . Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Richert, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. 
McCormick, Nance,, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Fur- 
man, Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, 
Krumdick, Novak, Kerner, Ahern, Home, Maypole, 
Smith, Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, 



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May 6, 1918. 



\\'alko\vial<, Touliy, Kavaiiagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, 
Franz, Walker, Ellison., Ban lor, Stpffen, Roeder, Hader- 
lein, Capitaiii, Link, I.ipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, Watson, 
Litller, Adaniowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. Lynch, 
O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, Hazen, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Whereas, The City of Chicago is the owner of a 
brick residence building known as No. 7766 Lake Park 
avenue, situa'ted 5n property acquired for the new 
south shore beach, which building is no longer neces- 
sary or useful to or its longer retention for the best 
interests of the City of Chicago, and 

Where-^s, Frederick M. Tilden has offered to pur- 
chase said building for removal for the sum of Thir- 
teen hundred ten and no/lOOi ($1,310.00) dollars, furn- 
ishing bond of indemnity to the city in the sum of 
$10,000.00, and undertaking to complete the work of 
removal by May 31, 1918, bearing all expense and 
obtaining all necessary permits for such removal, 
leaving said premises clean and free from all rubbish : 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City ot 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That the offer of Frederick M. Tilden to 
purchase for the sum of thirteen hundred ten and 
no/lOO ($1,310.00) dollars the building at 7766 Laks 
Park avenue for removal be and hereby is accepted. 

Section 2. That the work of removing said building 
shall be inspected from time to time by the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works or his representative, who 
shall require that said work be done in accordance with 
said purchaser's proposal. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in fore? and ef- 
fect from and after its passage and approval. 



Aid. Richert moved to pass the ordinance submitted 
with said report, accepting the offer of John E. Nelson 
for a building at 7740 Lake Park avenue. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff. Schwartz, Richert, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. 
McCormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Fur- 
man, Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, 
:Krumdick, Novak, Kerner, Ahern, Home, Maypole, 
Smith, Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, 
Walk'owiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, 
Franz, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Steffen, Roeder, Hader- 
lein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, Watson, 
Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. Lynch, 
O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, Hazen. A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — ©7. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed : 

Where.-vs, The City of Chicago is the owner of a 
frame two-flat building known as No. 7740 Lake Park 
avenue, situated on property acquired for the new 
south shore beach, which building is no longer neces- 
sary or useful to or its longer retention for the best 
interests of the City of Chicago, and 

Whereas, John E. Nelson has offered to purchase 
said building for removal for the sum of two hundred 



fifty and no/iOO ($250.00) dollars, furnishing bond of 
indemnity to the city in the sum of $10,0:00.00, and 
undertaking to complete the work of removal by May 
31, 1918, bearing all expense and obtaining all neces- 
sary permits for such removal, leaving said premises 
clean and free from all rubbish : 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That the offer of John E. Nelson to pur- 
chase for the sum of two hundred fifty, and no/100 
($250.00) dollars the building at 7740 Lake Park ave- 
nue for removal be and hereby is accepted. 

Section 2. That the work of removing said building 
shall be inspected from time to time by the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works or his representative, who shall 
require that said work be done in accordance with said 
purchaser's proposal. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in force and 
effect from and after its passage and approval. 



Aid. Richert moved to pass the ordinance submitted 
with said report, accepting the offer of Gertrude Agnes 
Smith for a building at 7776 Lake Park avenue. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L- B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Richert, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. 
McCormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Fur- 
man, Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, 
Krumdick, Novak, Kerner, Ahern, Home, Maypole, 
Smith, Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, 
Walk'owiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, 
Franz, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Steffen, Roeder, Hader- 
lein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, Watson, 
Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. Lynch, 
O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, Hazen, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lyn"h — ^67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed : 

Whereas, The City of Chicago is the owner of a two- 
story frame residence building known as No. 7776 Lake 
Park avenue, situated on property acquired for the 
new south shore beach, which building is no longer 
necessary or useful to or its longer retention for the 
best interests of the City of Chicago, and 

Whereas, Gertrude Agnes Smith has offered to pur- 
chase said building for removal for the sum of seven 
hundred twenty-five and nq/iOO ($725.00) dollars, 
furnishing bond of indemnity to the city in the sum 
of $10,000.00, and undertaking to complete the work of 
removal by May 31, 1918, bearing all expense and ob- 
taining all necessary permits for such removal, leaving 
said premises clean and free from all rubbish : 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That the offer of Gertrude Agnes Smith 
to purchase for the sum of seven hundred twenty-five 
and no/100 ($725.00i) dollars the building at 7776 Lake 
Park avenue for removal be and hereby is accepted. 

Section 2. That the work of removing said building 
shall be inspected from time to time by the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works or his representative, who shall 



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■47 



require that said work be done in accordance with said 
purchaser's proposal. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in force and ef- 
fect from and after its passage and appfoval. 



Aid. Richert moved to pass the ordinance, submitted 
with said report, accepting the offer of Gertrude Agnes 
Smith for a building at 2929 East 77th street. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Richert, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A, 
McCormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Fur- 
man, Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, CuUerton, 
Krumdick, Novak, Kerner, Ahern, Home, Maypole, 
Smith, Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, 
Walkowiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, 
Franz, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Steffen, Roeder, Hader- 
lein, Gapitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, Watson, 
Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. Lynch. 
O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, Hazen, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — '67. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed : 

Whereas, The City of Chicago is the owner of a two- 
story frame residence building known as No. 2929 East 
77th street, situated on properly acquired for the new 
south shore beach, which building is no longer neces- 
sary or useful to or its longer retention for the best 
interests of the City of Chicago, and 

Whereas, Gertrude Agnes Smith has offered to pur- 
chase said building for removal for the sum of four 
hundred fifty and no/iOO ($450.00) dollars, furnishing 
bond of indemnity to the city in the sum of $10,000.00', 
and undertaking to complete the work of removal by 
May 31, 1918, bearing all expense and obtaining all 
necessary permits for such removal, leaving said 
premises clean and free from all rubbish: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That the offer of Gertrude Agnes Smith 
to purchase for the sum of four hundred fifty and 
no/100 ($450.00) dollars the building at 2929 East 77th 
street for removal be and hereby is accepted. 

Section 2- That the work of removing said buildinj 
shall be inspected from time to time by the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works or his representative, who 
shall require that said work be done in accordance 
with said purchaser's proposal- ' 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in force and 
effect from and after its passage and approval. 



Aid. Richert moved to pass the ordinance submitted 
with said report, accepting the offer of Thos. J. Lyons. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Richert, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. 
McCormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Fur- 
man, Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, 
Krumdick, Novak, Kerner, Ahern, Home, Maypole, 
Smith, Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, 



Walkowiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, 
Franz, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Steffen, Roeder, Hader- 
lein, Gapitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, Watson, 
Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. Lynch, 
O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, Hazen, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — C7. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Whereas, The City of Chicago is the owner of a two- 
stOry frame residence building known as No. 7732 Lake 
Park avenue, situated on property acquired for the 
new south shore beach, which building is no longer 
necessary or useful to or its longer retention for the 
best interests of the City of Chicago, and 

Whereas, Thomas J. Lyons has offered to purchase 
said building for removal for the sum of two hundred 
fifty and no/100: ($250.00) dollars, furnishing bond of 
indemnity to the city in the sum of $10,000.00', and 
undertaking to complete the work of removal by June 
30, 1918, bearing all expense and obtaining all neces- 
sary permits for such removal, leaving said premises 
clean and free from all rubbish : 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That the offer of Thomas J. Lyons to 
purchase for the sum of two hundred fifty and no/100 
($250.00j dollars the building at 7732 Lake Park ave- 
nue for removal be and hereby is accepted. 

Section 2. That the work of removing said building 
shall be inspected from time to time by the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works or his representative, who shall 
require that said work be done in accordance with said 
purchaser's proposal. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in force and ef- 
fect from and after its passage and approval. 



Aid. Richert moved to pass the ordinance submitted 
with said report, accepting the offer of Richard I- Marr. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Richert, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. 
McCormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Fur- 
man, Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cul'lerton, 
Krumdick, Novak, Kerner, Ahern, Home, - Maypole, 
Smith, Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, 
Walkowiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, 
Franz, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Steffen, Roeder, Hader- 
lein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, Watson, 
Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. Lynch, 
O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, Hazen, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch^&7. 

Nays—None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed : 

Whereas, The City of Chicago is the owner of a 
frame residence building known as No. 7'G46 Lake Park 
avenue, situated on property acquired for the new 
south shore beach, which building is no longer neces- 
sary or useful to or its longer retention for the best 
interests of the City of Chicago, and 

Whereas, Richard I. Marr has offered to purchase 
said building for removal for the sum of eight hundred 



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48 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



May G, 1918. 



and no/lOO ($800.00) dollars, furnishing bond of in- 
domnity to tlio city in tho sum of $10,000.00, and 
under! aking to complolc the work of removal by May 
31, 1<M8, bearing all expense and obtaining all neces- 
sary pei'mits for such removal, leaving said premises 
clean and free from all rubbish: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

SEnTiON 1. That the ofTer of Richard I. Marr to pur- 
chase for the sum of eight hundred and no/100 
($800.00) dollars the building at 7646 Lake Park 
avenue for removal be and hereby is accepted. 

Section 2. That the work of removing said building 
shall be inspected from lime to time by the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works or hiS' representative, who shall 
require that said work be done in accordam&e with said 
purchaser's proposal. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in force and 
efTect from and after its passage and approval. 



Aid. Richert moved to pass the ordinance submitted 
with said rejjort, accepting the offer of John E. Nelson 
for a building at 7736 Lake Park avenue. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Richert, McDonough, Mulcahy, A, A. 
McCormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Fur- 
man, Johnson, Govier, Klaus, MoNichols, Cullerton, 
Ivrumdick, Novak, Kerner, Ahern, Home, Maypole, 
Smith, Kaindi, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, 
Walk'owiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, 
Franz, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Steffen, Roeder, Hader- 
lein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, Watson, 
Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. Lynch, 
O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, Hazen, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman/ Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — ^67. 

.\ays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed : 

Whereas, The City of Chicago is the owner of a 
two-story frame building known as No. 7736 Lake Park 
avenue, situated on property acquired for the new 
south shore beach, which building is no logger neces- 
sary or useful to or its longer retention for the best 
interests of the City of Chicago, and 

Whereas, John E. Nelson has offered to purchase 
said building for removal for the sum of five hundred 
seventy-five and no/lOO ($575.00) dollars, furnishing 
bond of indemnity to the city in the sum of $10,000.00, 
and undertaking to complete the work of removal by 
June 30, 1918, bearing all expense and obtaining all 
necessary permits for such removal, leaving said prem- 
ises clean and free from all rubbish: 

Be il ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That the offer of John E. Nelson to pur- 
chase for the sum of five hundred seventy-five and 
no/100 ($575.00) dollars the building at 7736 Lake 
Park avenue for removal be and hereby is accepted. 

Section 2. That the work of removing said building 
shall be inspected from time to time^by the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works or his representative, who 



shall require that said work be done in accordance 
with said purchaser's proposal. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in force and ef- 
fect from and ^fter its passage and approval. 



Aid. Richert moved to pass the ordinance submitted 
with said report, accepting the offer of F. J. Callahan. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Richert, McDon'ough, Mulcahy, A. A. 
McCormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Fur- 
man, Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, 
Krumdick, Novak, Kerner, Ahern, Home, Maypole, 
Smith, Kaindi, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, 
Walkowiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, 
Franz, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Steffen, Roeder, Hader- 
lein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, Watson, 
Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. Lynch, 
O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, Hazen, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Aaijs — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed : 

Whereas, The City of Chicago is the owner of a two- 
story frame building known as No. 2933 East 77th 
street, situated on property acquired for the new south 
shore beach, which building is no longer necessary or 
useful to or its longer retention for the best interests 
of the City of Chicago, and 

Whereas, F. J. Callahan has offered to purchase said 
building for removal for the sum of seven hundred and 
no/100 ($700.00) dollars, furnishing bond of indemnity 
to the city in the sum of $10,000.00, and undertaking 
to complete the work of removal by May 31, 1918, 
bearing all expense and obtaining all necessary permits 
for such removal, leaving said premises clean and free 
from all rubbish : 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That the offer of F. J. Callahan to pur- 
chase for the sum of seven hundred and no/lOO 
($700.00) dollars the building at 2933 East 77th street 
for removal be and hereby is accepted. 

Section 2. That the work of removing said building 
shall be inspected from time to time by the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works or his representative, who shall 
require that said work be done in accordance with said 
purchaser's proposal. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in force and ef- 
fect from and after its passage and approval. 



Aid. Richert moved to pass the ordinance submitted 
with said report, accepting the offer of Harold C. 
Barnebee. 
The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 
Yeas— Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Richert, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. 
McCormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Fur- 
man, Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, 
Krumdick, Novak, Kerner, Ahern, Home, Maypole, 
Smith, Kaindi, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, 



m 



May 0, 1918. 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



49 



Walkowiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, 
Franz, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Steffen, Roeder, Hader- 
lein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, Watson, 
Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. Lynch, 
O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, Hazen, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — ^67. 
Nays— 'None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed : 

WrfEREAs, The City of Chicago is the owner of a two- 
story frame residence building known as No. 2939 East 
77th street, situated on property acquired for the new 
south shore beach, which building is no longer neces- 
sary or useful to or its longer retention for the best 
interests of the City of Chicago, and 

Whereas, Harold C. Barnebee has offered to pur- 
chase said building for removal for the sum of seven 
hundred and thirty-five and no/iOO ($735.00) dollars, 
furnishing bond of indemnity to the city in the sum 
of $10,000.00, and undertaking to complete the work 
of removal by May 31, i918, bearing all expense and 
y obtaining all necessary permits for such removal, 
leaving said premises clean and free from all rubbish: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
^Chicago: 

Section 1. That the offer of Harold C. Barnebee to 
purchase for the sum of seven hundred thirty-five and 
no/100 ($735.00) dollars the building at 2939 East 77th 
street for removal be and hereby is accepted. 

Section 2. That the work of removing said building 
shall be inspected from time to time by the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works or his representative, who 
shall require that sITid work be done in accordance 
with said purchaser's proposal. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in force and ef- 
fect from and after its passage and approval. 



Aid. Richert moved to pass the ordinance submitted 
with said report, accepting the offer of-Lawrence Hey- 
worth. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Goughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Richert, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. 
McCormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Fur- 
man, Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, 
Krumdick, Novak, Kerner, Ahern, Home, Maypole, 
Smith, Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, 
Walkowiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, 
P'ranz, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Steffen, Roeder, Hader- 
lein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, Watson, 
Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. Lynch, 
O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, Hazen, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Whereas, The City of Chicago is the owner of a one 
and one-half story frame residence building known as 
7716 Lake Park avenue, situated on property acquired 
for the new south shore beach, which building is no 
longer necessary or useful to or its longer retention 
for the best interests of the City of Chicago, and 

Whereas, Lawrence Heyworth has offered to pur- 



chase said building for removal for the sum of two 
hundred fifty and no/100 ($250.00) dollars, furnishing 
bond of indemnity to the city in the sum of $10,00'0'.00', 
and undertaking to complete the work of removal by 
June 30, 19.18, bearing all expense and obtaining all 
necessary permits for such removal, leaving said prem- 
ises clean and free from all rubbish : 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago : 

Section 1. That the offer of Lawrence Heyworth to 
purchase for the sum of two hundred fifty and no/100 
($250.00) dollars the building at 7716 Lake Park ave- 
nue for removal be and hereby is accepted. 

Section 2. That the work of removing said building 
snail be inspected from time to time by the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works or his representative, who shall 
require that said work be done in accordance with said 
purchaser's proposal. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in force and ef- 
fect from and after its passage and approval. 



Bureau of Streets: Purchase of Combination Asphalt 
and Stone Heaters. 

also, 

The same committee submitted a report recom- 
mending the passage of an order submitted therewith, 
authorizing the purchase of three 'combination asphalt 
and stone heaters. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in said report and to 
pass said order. 

No request being made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon until the next regular meeting, and the question 
being put, the vote thereon was as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B . Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Richert, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. 
McCormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Fur- 
man, Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, 
Krumdick, Novak, Kerner, Ahern, Home, Maypole, 
Smith, Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, 
Walkowiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, 
Franz, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Steffen, Roeder, Hader- 
lein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, Watson, 
Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. Lynch, 
O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, Hazen, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized, and directed to enter 
into a contract, without, advertising and without the 
contractor furnishing the usual bond, with the H. P. 
Andreson Engineering Sales Company for three com- 
bination asphalt and stone heaters, as per attached 
specifications and photo, the cost of these machines 
not to exceed $2,700.00 when delivered F. 0. B. Munic- 
ipal Asphalt Plant, 15th place and Ashland avenue, 
Chicago, Illinois. 

The City Comptroller and City Treasurer are auth- 
orized to pay for same and charge the expense to 'Ac- 
count 280 X 5, Vehicle Tax Appropriations, 1918. 



50 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



May 6, 1918. 



Vehiele Tax Fund: Amendment of Appropriation. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted a report recommend- 
ing the passage of an ordinance submitted therewith, 
amending an ordinance passed March 26, 1918, making 
appropriations from the vehicle tax fund. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in said report and to 
pass said ordifiance. 

No request being made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon until the next regular meeting, and the question 
being put, the vote thereon was as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B . Anderson, Jackson, 
Ilitlf, Schwartz, Richert, McDonough, Mulcahy. A. A. 
McCormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Fur- 
man, Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, 
Krumdick, - Novak, Kerner, Ahern, Home, Maypole, 
Smith, Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, 
Walkowiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, 
Franz, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Steffen, Roeder, Hader- 
lein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, Watson, 
Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. Lynch, 
O'Toole, Long, Morah, Fisher, Lyle, Hazen, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos- J. Lynch — ^^67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed : 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicaqo: 

Section 1. That an ordinance heretofore passed by 
this Council on March 26, 1918, and shown at pages 
2490-2492 of the Council Proceedings of that date, mak- 
ing appropriations from the Wheel Tax Fund, be and 
the same is hereby amended as follows : By striking out 
'Of the 18th and 19th lines of the right-hand column of 
page 2491 the words "City Council" and inserting in 
lieu thereof the words "Commissioner of Public Works". 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in force and ef- 
fect from and after its passage. 



;ii'l 
ih 



Special Assessment Rebates, Etc.: Transfer of Undis- 
tributed and Unclaimed Amounts to the "Un- 
claimed Rebate Fund". 

ALSO, 

The same committee, to whom had been deferred 
(April 22, 1918, page 2540) three ordinances authoriz- 
ing the transfer of certain undistributed and unclaimed 
special assessment rebates, etc., to the "Unclaimed Re- 
bate Fund," submitted a report recommending the 
passage of said ordinances. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in said report and to 
. pass the ordinance authorizing a transfer of unclaimed 
rebates under Warrant No. 19,335 and other warrants. 

No request being made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon until the next regular meeting, and the ques- 
tion being put, the vote thereon was as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B . Anderson, Jackson, 



Flifl', Schwartz, Richert, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. 
McCormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Fur- 
man, Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton. 
Krumdick, Novak, Kerner, Ahern, Home, Maypole, 
Smith, •Kaindl; Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz. 
Walkowiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, 
Franz, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Steffen, Roeder, Hader- 
lein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, Watson, 
Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. Lynch, 
O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, Hazen, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

AN ORDINANCE. 

In relation to undistributed or unclaimed money re- 
ceived from the making of local improvements paid 
for wholly or in part by special assessment or special 
taxation and the creation therefrom of a special fund 
to be known as the. Unclaimed Rebate Fund. 

Whereas, there are certain rebates or refunds which 
have remained for a period of eight years or more, un- 
distributed or unclaimed, in the funds collected on ac- 
count of special assessments levied for local improve- 
ments, designated by the warrant numbers and being of 
the nature and in the location hereinafter stated. And 

Whereas, the Board of Local Improvements of 
the City of Chicago has caused a notice to be pub- 
lished at least once a week for eight successive weeks 
in the Chicago Evening Post, a sepular daily newspaper 
of general circulation within the City of Chicago, 
County of Cook and State of Illinois, the date of the first 
publication of said notice being October 17, 1917, and 
the date of the last publication thereof being December 
5, 1917, that after the expiration of sixty days from the 
date of the first publication of said notice said City of 
Chicago will by ordinance^ set aside and transfer all 
money which has remained in said funds for a period 
of eight years or more, undistributed or unclaimed as 
a rebate or refund, into a fund known as the Unclaimed 
Rebate Fund in which notice said funds were des- 
ignated by the warrant numbers and the description of 
the improvement as hereinafter stated, and whereas 
said Board of Local Improvements had 'recommended 
the passage of an ordinance making the transfer here- 
inafter directed as by statute in such case made and 
provided, now therefore; 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That the amounts of money set forth and 
stated opposite the warrant number and description of 
the local improvement hereinafter designated, said 
amounts being rebates or refunds which have remained 
for a period of eight years or more, undistributed or 
'Unclaimed, in the funds collected on account of special 
assessments for such improvements, be and the same 
are hereby set aside and transferred into a special fund 
hereby created and to be known as the "Unclaimed Re- 
bate Fund," said funds and the amounts hereby trans- 
ferred from same being designated and set forth in the 
following schedule: 



May 6, 1918. 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



51 



WARRANT NATURE OP 

NUMBER. IMPROVEMENT. LOCATION OF IMPROVEMENT. AMOUNT. 

19335 Paving Harrison street, Paulina street to Western avenue $ 5.39 

19368 Water Mains iVortli Western avenue, Montrose boulevard to Berteau street. . 12.50 

20626 Paving Dreyer street, 47th street to 5ist street 1,542.52 

, 21347 Sewer . 'Montrose boul., Nortli Branch Chicago River to Milwaukee av. . 3,113.12 

21787 Paving Champlain avenue, &3rd street to 67th street .46 

23313 Paving Central Park avenue, West 26th street to West 29th street. . . . 263.78 

23349 Paving Wentworth avenue, 47th street to 5'5th street 26.17 



That the €ity Comptroller and City Treasurer be and 
they are hereby authorized and directed to make such 
transfer upon the books of their respective depart- 
ments, and that disbursements from such "Unclaimed 
Rebate Fund," shall be as the City Council shall here- 
after by ordinance direct, as provided in Section 5 of 
an act entitled "An Act in relation to undistributed or 
unclaimed money received from the making of any 
local improvement paid for wholly or in part by special 
assessment or special taxation" approved May 26, 1917, 
in force July 1, 1917. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in force from 
and after its passage. 

Aid. Richert moved to pass the ordinance authoriz- 
ing- a transfer of unclaimed rebates under Warrant No. 
5,621 and other warrants. 



The 



motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Kenna, Coughlin, L. B . Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Richert, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. 
McCormick, Nance, Felzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Fur- 
man, Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, 
Krumdick, Novak, Kerner, Ahern, Home, Maypole, 
Smith, Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, 
Walkowiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, 
Franz, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Steffen, Roeder, Hader- 
lein. Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, Watson, 
Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. Lynch, 
O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, Hazen, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch— 67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

an ordinance 

In relation to undistributed or unclaimed money re- 
ceived from the making of local improvements paid for 
wholly or in part by special assessment or special tax- 
ation and the creation therefrom of a special fund to 
be known as the Unclaimed Rebate Fund. 

Whereas, there are certain rebates or refunds which 



have remained for a period of eight years or more, un- 
distributed or unclaimed, in the funds collected on ac- 
count of special assessments levied for local improve- 
ments designated by the warrant numbers and being 
of the nature and in the location hereinafter stated. And 

Whereas, the Board of Local Improvements of 
the City of Chicago has caused a notice to be published 
at least once a week for eight successive weeks in the 
Chicago Evening Post, a secular daily newspaper of 
general circulation within the City of Chicago, County 
of Cook and State of Illinois, the date of the first pub- 
lication of said notice being August 1, 1917, and the date 
of the last publication thereof being September 19, 1917, 
that after the expiration of sixty days from the date of 
the first publication of said notice said City of Chicago 
will by ordinance set aside and transfer all money which 
has remained in said funds for a period of eight years 
or more, undistributed or unclaimed as a rebate or re- 
fund, into a fund known as the Unclaimed Rebate Fund 
in which notice said funds were designated by the war- 
rant numbers and the description of the improvements 
as hereinafter stated, and whereas said Board of Local 
Improvements has recommended the passage of an 
ordinance making the transfer hereinafter directed as 
by statute in such cases made and provided, now there- 
fore; 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That the amounts of money set forth 
and stated opposite the warrant number and description 
of the local improvement hereinafter designated, said 
amounts being rebates or refunds which have remained 
for a period of eight years or more, undistributed or 
unclaimed, in the funds collected on account of special 
assessments for such improvements, be and the same are 
hereby set aside and transferred into a special fund 
hereby created and to -be known as the "Unclaimed Re- 
bate Fund," said funds and the amounts hereby trans- 
ferred from same being designated and set forth in the 
following schedule: 



warrant nature op 

number. improvement. location of improvement. 

56211 Paving l^th street, Stewart avenue to Blue Island avenue". 

6885 Drains La Salle street, 31st street to Egan avenue 

10025 Water 'Service Pipes Lincoln street, West 12th street to Blue Island avenue 

12836 Opening Alley, Western avenue to 600 feet west 

14733 Sewer System West Madison street, Crawford avenue to Belt Line R. R 

15289 Paving Kinney avenue, 71st street to 73rd street 

15502 Paving Wabash avenue, 39th street to 55th street. .• 

15521 Sewer System Colorado avenue, 12th street to Woodborn avenue, etc 

17412 Drains Justine street, 55th street to 63rd street 

19298 Paving tlass street, from Michigan avenue to intersection with Rush st. 

19574 Sewers 103rd street, from Charles street to Hyland avenue 



amount. 

$ .22 

1.86 

19.34 

4:00 

81.87 

110.36 

68.25 

3.15 

1.75 

.73 

1.32 



52 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



May 0. 1918. 



NATt'RE OF 
IMPROVKMKN'r. LOCATION OP IMPROVEMENT. 

T.amp Posts West 12th street, from 40th street to Douglas Park boulevard. 

Drains Homan avenue from 23rd street to 26th street 

Water Supply Pipes 38th street, St. Louis avenue to Central Park avenue 

Paving Ashland avenue, from 59th street to 63rd street 

Paving 67th street, Stony Island avenue to South Park avenu3 

Sewers 95th street, Charles street to South Robey street, etc 

Sewer 61st street, Ashland avenue to Centre avenue, etc • 

Paving Gladys avenue. West 40th street to West 46th street 

Receiving Well and Pumping 

Station Indiana avenue, 1 6th street to C. & W. I. R. R 

Paving Groveland avenue, 29th street to 33rd street 

Paving 69th street, Halsted street to Ashland avenue 

Paving 69th street, Halsted street to Ashland avenue 

Sewer SSth street, Halsted street to Beverly street 

Sewer System West 57th street, Ashland avenue to Loomis street, etc 

Paving Park avenue, 40th avenue to 46th avenue 

,Paving System Morgan street, 65th street to 69th street 

Paving Irving Park boulevard. North 48th avenue to North Robey st. . 

Paving .West Madison street, Paulina street to Western avenue 

Paving Wentworth avenue, 55th street to 63rd street 

Paving - Sherwin avenue, C. E. & L. S. R. R. to 1,300 feet east 

Sidewalk Ogden avenue, Trumbull avenue to Crawford avenue 

Paving Sawyer avenue. West 22nd street to West 2i6th street 

Sewers Pensacola avenue, North Western av. to North Campbell av. . . 

Drains Champlain avenue, 63rd street to 69th street 

Paving Marshfield avenue, 63rd street to 65th street 

Drains Fullerlon avenue, Kedzie avenue to North 40th avenue 

Paving West 26th street, West 40th" avenue to West 42nd avenue 

Paving Hermitage avenue, 47th street to 51st street 

Paving Cottage Grove avenue, 22nd street td 33rd street 

Paving McLean avenue, Homan avenue to Hamlin avenue, etc 

Sewer Armitage avenue. North 48th avenue to Grand avenue 

Paving Union avenue. West 12th street to 75 feet south of 15th street. 

Paving North Clark street, Kinzie street to Division street 

Lamp Posts Vincennes avenue, 63rd street to South Chicago avenue 

Sewer System West 119th st., Wentworth av. to HO ft. east of Lafayette av. . 

Water Service Pipes Homan avenue. West 22nd street to West 26th street 

Paving .* Paulina street, 47th street to 51st street 

Water Supply Pipes Lincoln street. West 61st street to '63rd street 

Sewer 58th street, South Park avenue to Calumet avenue 

Paving System Dearborn street, Jackson boulevard to Polk street.- 

Water Supply Pipr^ St. Lawrence avenue, 92nd street to 93rd street, etc 

Sewer System West 115th street, Wentworth avenue to 40 ft. west of State st. 

Paving System •. 64th street, Loomis street to Ashland avenue 

Paving Ada street, 59th street to 63rd street 

Sewer S- Central Park av., W. 31st st. south from Homan av. to W. 

30th St., etc 

Paving 41st avenue, Colorado avenue to West i6th street 

Paving South Morgan street from West Van Buren st. to W. 12th st. . 

Sewer Ada street, West 88th street to West 9.4th street 



WARRANT 
NUMBER. 

200-' 1 
20083 
20207 
20230 
20298 
20502 
20629 
20809 

21343- 

21352 

21430 

21430A 

21543 

21615 

21735 

21778 

21828 

22127 

22134 

2219,0 

22198 

22223 

22271 

22292 

22294 

22371 

22387 

22735 

22773 

22781 

22792 

22795 

22796 

22801 

22884 

22924 

22941 

22945 

22956 

22981 

22984 

22991 

23098 

23163 

213169 

23281 
23312 
23369 

That the City Comptroller and City Treasurer be and 
they are hereby authorized and directed to make such 
transfer upon the books of their respective departments, 
and that disbursements from such "Unclaimed Rebate 
Fund,' shall be as the City Council shall hereafter by 
ordinance direct, as provided in Section 5 of an act en- 
titled "An Act in relation to undistributed or unclaimed 
money received from the making of any local improve- 
ment paid for wholly or in part by special assessment 
or special taxation" approved May 26. 1917, in force 
July 1, 1917. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in force from 
and after its passage. 



Aid. Richert moved to pass the ordinance authorizing 



amount. 

4.07 

113.59 

45,45 

12.92 

3.33 

1.78 

15.72 

5.23 

188.08 

210.46 

32.37 

6.08 

5,110.30 

1,246.14 

3,118.32 

98.20 

2,162.26 

40.07 

13.26 

4.28 

4.86 

3.76 

10.42 

24.90 

10.94 

5.40 

5.19 

5.20 

43.46 

9.01 

.83 

32.45 

17.48 

4.18 

6.70 

31.52 

38.60 

7.95 

7.14 

49.77 ' 

9.51 

14.29 

157.83 

23.79 

500.80 
39.63 
14.. 58 
21.89 



a transfer of unclaimed rebates under Warrant No. 
12,707 and other warrants. 
The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows : 
Yeas — Kenna, Goughlin, L. B . Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Richert, McDonough, Mulcahj'. A. A. 
McCormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Fur- 
man, Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, 
Krumdick, Novak, Kerner, Ahern, Home, Maypole, 
Smith, Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, 
Walkowiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, 
Franz, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Steffen, Roeder, Hader- 
lein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, Watson, 
Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. Lynch, 
O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, Hazen, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark,'Thos. J. Lynch — 07. 
Nays — None. 



May 6, 1918. 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



53 



The following is said ordinance as passed : 

AN ORDINANCU; 

In relation to undistributed or- unclaimed money 
received from the making of local improvements paid 
for wholly or in part by special assessment or special 
taxation and the creation therefrom of a special fund 
to be known as the Unclaimed Rebate Fund. 

Whereas, there are certain rebates or refunds which 
have remained for a period of eight years or more, un- 
distributed or unclaimed, in the funds collected on ac- 
count of special assessments levied for local improve- 
ments designated by the Warrant numbers and being of 
the nature and in the location hereinafter stated. And 

Whereas, the Board of Local Improvements of 
the City of Chicago has caused a notice to be published 
at least once a week for eight successive weeks in the 
Chicago Evening Post, a secular daily newspaper of 
general circulation within the City of Chicago, County 
of Cook and State of Illinois, the date of the first pub- 
lication of said notice being February 13, 1918, and the 
date of the last publication thereof being April 3, 1918, 
that after the expiration of sixty days from the date of 
the first publication of said notice said City of Chicago 
will by ordinance set aside and transfer all money 



which has remained in said funds for a period of eight 
years or more, undistributed or unclaimed as a rebate 
or refund, into a fund known as the Unclaimed Rebate 
Fund in which notice said funds were designated by 
the warrant numbers and the description of the im- 
provement as hereinafter stated, and whereas said 
Board of Lodal Improvements has recommended the 
passage of an ordinance making the transfer hereinafter 
directed as by statute in such case made and provided 
now therefore; 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 

Chicac/o: 

■Section 1. That the amounts of money set forth and 
stated opposite the warrant number and description of 
the local improvement hereinafter designated, said 
amounts being rebates or refunds which have remained 
for a period of eight years or more, undistributed or un- 
claimed, in the funds collected on account of special as- 
sessments for such improvements, be and the same are 
hereby set aside and transferred into a special fund 
hereby created and to be known as the "Unclaimed Re- 
bate Fund," said funds and "the amounts hereby, trans- 
ferred from same being designated and set forth in the 
following schedule: 



WARRANT 
NUMBER. 

■ 12707 
14162 
24587 
25351 
25355 
25724 
31269 
31635 
31641 
31710 
3il80'5 
31808 
31809 
31819 
31827 
31829. 
31830 
31839 
31864 
31865 
31866 
32005 
32014 
32024 
32025 
3202.9 
32049 
32050 
32051 
32055 
32066 
32067 
32066 
32087 
32089 
320'9'2 
32199 



NATURE OF 

IMPROVEMENT. LOCATION OF IMPROVEMENT. 

I 

Opening Tracy avenue, 57th i-'treet to Lot 25 Section 16-38-14 

Sidewalk ; . . . Robey street, Bloomingdale road to Clybourn avenue 

Paving ". . . . 32nd street,' Michigan avenue to State street 

Sidewalk 72nd street, South" Park avenue to Charaplain avenue 

Sidewalk N. S. Lyons avenue, 93rd street to Cottage Grove avenu3 

Sidewalk B. 'S. Michigan avejiue, lf6th street to 119lh gtreet 

Paving Monticello avenue. West Chicago avenue to Hirsch street, etc. 

Paving .....' Garfield avenue, Clark street to Halsted street 

Paving West Lake street, Halsted street to Ashland avenue 

Paving Dixon street. West Division street to West North avenue . . . . 

Paving South Peoria street, West Harrison street to Gurley street. . . 

Paving South Union street, West 16th street to West 22nd street. . . . 

Paving North Wood st., 40 ft. south of W. Kinzie st. to W. North av. 

Paving Armour avenue, 22nd street to 32nd street 

Paving- Maple street, Clark street to 117 ft. west of La Salle avenue. . 

Paving Prairie avenue, 16th street to 20'th street 

Paving Rhodes avenue, 31st street to 33rd street 

Paving Wisconsin street, Sedgwick street to Larrabee street 

Paving 23rd street. State street to South Canal street 

Paving Vine street, Willow street to North avenue, etc. . .- 

Paving Winthrop street, Polk street to Taylor street ^ . . . 

Water Main System Division street, Austin avenue to Lewis street, etc 

Paving Dayton street, North avenue to Belden avenue ' 

Paving Lonergan street, Lincoln avenue to Wisconsin street 

Paving Ohio street, Robey street to Ashland avenue 

Paving Walnut street, Ashland avenue to Western avenue 

Paving Barry avenue, Clark street to Evanston avenue 

Paving 'Congress street, Hoyne avenue to Leavitt street 

Paving Deming place, Clark street to Lake View avenue 

Paving Hudson avenue, North avenue to Sigel street 

Paving 20th street, Wabash avenue to Indiana avenue 

Paving Vernon avenue, 29th street to 31st street 

Paving Burling street, Belden avenue to North avenue 



Paving Campbell avenue, Madison street to Lake street 

Paving Front street, Elston avenue to Sangamon street 

Paving Tell place, Ashland avenue to Milwaukee avefiue 

Paving 43rd avenue, Washington boulevard to Colorado- avenue . 



AMOUNT. 

^ .41 

8.64 
175.53 
38.66 
18.26 
40.24 
432.91 
288.44 
761.16 
120.71 
72.31 
218.61 
1,451.14 
631.15 
67.06 
145.66 
757.85 • 
289.63 
664.98 
70.23 
58.34 
162.48 
791.21 
4.75 
813.65 
826.78 
212.49 
88.47 
234.83 
58.22 
123.32 
361.07 
639.23 
240.51 
172.69 
■212.87 
1,280.93 



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May 6, 1918. 



\VARR.\NT NATURE OF ^ 

NUMBER. IMPROVEMENT. LOCATION OF IMPROVEMENT. AMOUNT. 

32204 Paving Paulina street, 40 It. west of Kinzie street to West North av. . 1,303.03 

32239 Paving Huron street, Noble street to Leavitt st 769.70 

32825A Paving Monroe avenue, 60th street to 67th street 148.71 

32973 , Paving Illinois street, Orleans street to 492 ft west of Orleans street. 22.30 



$14,979.67 



That the City Comptroller and City Treasurer be and 
they are hereby authorized and directed to make such 
transfer upon the books of their respective depart- 
ments, and that disbursements from such "Unclaimed 
Rebate Fund," shall be as the City Council shall here- 
after by ordinance direct, as provided in Section 5 of 
an act entitled "An Act in relation to undistributed or 
unclaimed money received from the making of any 
local improvement paid for wholly or in part by spe- 
cial assessment or special taxation," approved May 
26, 1917, in force July 1, 1917. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in force from and 
after its passage. 

also, 
The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published : 

Chicago, May 6, 1918. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicayo in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the Commissioner of Public 
Works in re purchase of mild steel bars, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend the passage of an ordinance submitted here- 
with (an ordinance authorizing the Commissioner of 
Public Works to purchase steel bars without advertis- 
ing) [ordinance printed in Pamphlet No. 861]. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published : 

- Chicago, May 6, 1918. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the City Comptroller in re con- 
tract for heating service for the First Precinct -Police 
Station, having had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the passage of an ordi- 
nance submitted herewith (an ordinance authorizing 
the City Comptroller to contract for heating First Pre- 
cinct Police Station) [ordinance printed in Pamphlet 
No. 861]. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following report. 



which was, on motion of Aid. 
ordered published : 



Richert, deferred and 



Chicago, May 6, 1918. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the Commissioner of Public 
Works in re sale of portable asphalt plant, having had 
the same under advisement, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend the passage of an ordinance submitted here- 
with (an ordinance authorizing the Commissioner of 
Public Works to sell a portable asphalt plant) [ordi- 
nance printed in Pamphlet No. 861]. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred ' and 
ordered published : 

Chicago, May 6, 1918. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
(April- 22, 1918) a request of the Boafd of Education for 
authority to issue tax anticipation warrants, having 
had the same under advisement, beg leave to report and 
reoommend the passage of the ordinance as submitted 
[ordinance printed in. Pamphlet No. 861]. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

also, 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published : 

Chicago, May 6, 1918. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the City Comptroller in re pay- 
ment of bill of H. G. Adair for printing report of the 
Committee on License, having had the same under ad- 
visement, beg leave to report and recommend the pas- 
sage of the following order : 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and he is here- 
by authorized to pay the bill of H. G. Adair, amounting 
to one hundred eighty-nine dollars ($189.00), for print- 
ing the report of the Committee on License, from Ac- 



May 6, 1918. 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



55 



count 5 S, appropriations 1918, when same has been 
properly audited and approved. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published : 

Chicago, May 6, 19-18. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicayo in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the Commissioner of Public 
Works in re change in heating plant of northwest sub- 
station at 4531 Keokuk avenue, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report and recommend 
the passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works be 
and he is hereby authorized, in accordance with his re- 
quest of April 1, 1918, to have Arthur F. Walsh, con- 
tractor for the heating work in the Northwest Substa- 
tion, 4531 Keokuk avenue, rearrange two pipes on ceil- 
ing of first floor, at a cost of not to exceed $58.00, said 
amount to apply as an extra on his contract dated Feb- 
ruary, 21, 1917; and the City Comptroller and City 
Treasurer are hereby authorized and directed to ex- 
pend this amount from appropriation under Account 
460X8. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published : 

Chicago, May 6, 1918. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicayo in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the Commissioner of Public 
Works in re claim of Bickett Coal & Coke Company for 
demurrage at 68th Street Pumping "Station during Feb- 
ruary and March, 1916, having had the same under ad- 
visement, beg leave to report and recommend the pas- 
sage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works be 
and he is hereby authorized, in accordance with his rec- 
ommendation of January 3, 1918, to issue vouchers in 
favor of Bickett Coal & Coke Company for demurrage . 
charges on coal cars at 68th Street Pumping Station 
during the months of February and March, 1916, and the 
Comptroller is ordered to pay the same from Account 
106 M 11, appropriations 1918. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) . John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published: 



Chicago, May 6, 1918. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicayo in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
(March 21, 1918) claim of Isabelle Carruthers for dif- 
ference in salary, having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and recommend the passage 
of the following order : 

Ordered, That the Bailiff of the Municipal Court be 
and he is hereby authorized, in accordance with his rec- 
ommendation attached hereto, to issue a voucher in 
favor of Isabelle Carruthers in the sum of two hundred 
eighty dollars ($280.00), being the difference in pay be- 
tween what she received from the city and what she re- 
ceived while in the military service of the United States 
during the months of June to December, inclusive, 1917, 
as provided in the Council order of June 29, 1917, page 
872, and the Comptroller is ordered to pay the said 
voucher from appropriations for salaries in the office 
of said Bailiff of the Municipal Court. 
Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

also, 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, May 6, 1918. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicayo in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the Commissioner of Public 
Works in re authority to charge additional employes 
to the Bridge Division Capital Account, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend the passage of the following order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works be 
and he is hereby authorized to use such employes as 
are appropriated for under the Bridge Bond Fund, un- 
der date of March 26, 1918, Council Proceedings, page 
2460, for such period or periods during the fiscal year 
as may be necessary to complete plans on the Michigan 
Avenue Bridge, and charge the salaries of such em- 
ployes to the Bridge Division Capital Account, which 
shall be reimbursed from Account 450-B-23 Michigan 
Avenue Improvement Bond Fund, by Warrants for Col- 
lection, for the amounts of the salaries of such em- 
ployes, plus not to exceed 4 per cent of same for over- 
head and incidental expenses. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

also. 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, May 6, 1918. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the Commissioner of Public 



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May G, 1918. 



Til 



Works ia re paynicrit for coal delivered under order of 
the United Stales Fuel Adniinislrator, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to report and rcc- 
onnncnd the passage of the following order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works be 
and he is hereby authorized to make settlement and the 
City Comptroller and the City Treasurer are directed 
to pay for all coal diverted by the U. S. Fuel Adminis- 
trator from original consignee to the various pumping 
stations and city institutions during the months of Jan- 
uary and February, 1918, such settlement to be made 
with all contractors on the following basis : 

All coal delivered to the city under the pooling sys- 
tem of the U. S. Fuel Administrator to be paid for by 
the city contractors at the price billed by the original 
consignor and also all freight and railroad charges ac- 
crued in connection with the diversion of the cars from 
the original consignee to the city institutions. The city 
contractors shall be required to submit to the Commis- 
sioner of Public? Works receipted bills for all actual ex- 
penses incurred by payment of these cars of coal and 
all contributory charges. The actual earned price as 
shown by tests and additional earnings according to 
specifications shall govern the payments of all cars 
diverted to city institutions, and shall be an oflfset or 
credit against the total cost of diverted coal on indi- 
vidual contracts as follows: 

Actual bill of original consignor. 

Actual bill for freight, switching and car service. 

Teaming at 75 cents per ton. 

Cost to contractor per ton for unloading from cars 
as follows : 

Springfield avenue 12 cts. 

22nd street 12 " 

73rd street 25 " 

Roseland 12 " 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, May 6, 1918. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the Commissioner of Public 
Works in re payment for repairs to No. 1 Pierce-Arrow 
truck, having had the same under advisement, beg leave 
to report and recommend the passage of the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works be 
and he is hereby authorized to cause repairs to be made 
to No. 1 Pierce-Arrow 5-ton truck, and the City Comp- 
troller and City Treasurer are directed to pay, when 
properly certified, the cost of these repairs not to ex- 
ceed $614.35, and. charge the amount to the water works 
suspense stock account. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 



ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which, was, on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published : 

Chicago, May 6, 1918. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the Comimissioner of Public 
Works in re reinstatement of E. P. Babcock as en- 
gineering draftsman in the designing division of the 
Bureau of Engineering, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and recommend the. 
passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the appropriation ordinance passed by 
this Council on February 20, 1918, and shown on page 
2186 of the Council 'Proceedings of that date, be and 
the same is hereby amended as follows : Under head of 
City Engineer's Designing Division 'Capital Account, 
under hea,ding of "Salaries and Wages," change- line 7, 
reading "Engineering Draftsman, 2@$1740" to "Engi- 
neering Draftsman $1740," and line 8, reading "Engi- 
neering Draftsman $1800" to "Engineering Draftsman, 
2@$1800," and the 'Comptroller is ordered to pass pay 
rolls at this rate when properly approved by the Com- 
missioner of Public Works. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO,' 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which, was, on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, May 6, 1918. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the Commissioner of Public 
Works in re salary of hydrant inspectors, having had 
the same under advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works be 
and he is hereby authorized to employ eleven (11) 
hydrant inspectors at the rate of eleven hundred forty 
($1,140.00) dollars per annum in lieu of eleven (11) at 
$1,080.00 per annum, and charge same to Account llOA 
20, appropriations, 1918. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

also. 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which, was, on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published: 

CHiCAGO,-May 6, 1918. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the Business Agent in re pur- 
chase of tapping connections, having had the same 



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REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



57 



under advisement, beg leave to report and recommend 
the passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Business Agent be and he is hereby 
authorized, in accordance with his recommendation of 
April 5th, 1918, attached hereto, to purchase from the 
Municipal Supplies Company, without advertising, 
seven (7) 24x6 new type Chicago tapping connections 
complete without valve, cost of same to be charged to 
appropriations heretofore made for the Bureau of 
Engineering, 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published : 

Chicago, May 6, 1918. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chica'jo in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the Fire Marshal in re installa- 
tion of fire box at 3930 Federal street, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend the passage of the following order: 

/ Ordered, That the Commissioner of Gas and Elec- 
tricity be and he is hereby authorized and directed to 
erect a fire box in front of the government building at 
3930 Federal street and to charge the expense for ma- 
terial and supplies to Account 60 C and the labor to 
Account 60 A 100, appropriations, 1918. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chaii'man. 

"ALSO, 

The same committee submitted, the following report, 
which, was, on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, May 6, 1918. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chica'jo in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a coimmunication from the Fire Marshal in re payment 
for six "Mack" tractors, having had the same under ad- 
visement, beg leave to report and recommend the pas- 
sage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Fire Marshal be and he is hereby 
authoirized to purchase, without advertising, six (6) 
three and one-half ton "Mack" tractors at a cost of not 
to exceed forty-five hundred ($4,500.00) dollars each, 
cost of said tractors to be charged to appropriations 
heretofore made for the Fire Department. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

also, 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which, was, on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published : 



Chicago, May 6, 1918. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the Business Agent in re pur- 
chase of boiler tubing, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the following order : 

Ordered, That tihe Business Agent be and he is 
hereby authorized, in accordance with his recommend- 
ation of March 29th, 1918, attached hereto, to purchase 
without advertising, 1,600 feet of li/4-inch charcoal 
iron boiler tubing at a cost of not to exceed nine hun- 
dred eighteen ($918. OOj dollars, for the use of the Fire 
Department. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

. • Chairman. 

also, 

The same comimittee submitted the following report, 
which, was, on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published: ' « 

Chicago, May 6, 1918. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the Fire Marshal in re purchase 
of six (6) Haynes cars, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Fire Marshal be and he is hereby 
authorized to purchase without advertising and without 
bond from the Haynes Motor Car Co. five cars at a net 
cos't to the city each of $1,472.15, plus $59.64 war tax, 
being the price quoted of $1,988.15 each, less allowance 
for the old cars now used by assistant fire marshals; 
and one car at a net cost of $1,790.15, plus $59.64 war 
tax, being the price quoted of $1,988.15, less allowance 
for old car used by the assistant fire marshal; and the 
City Comptroller and City Treasurer are authorized to 
pay for the same from appropriations made for the 
fire department for the year, 1918. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

also, 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which, was, on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, May 6, 1918. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
city Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the Fire Marshal in re purchase 
of White chassis for service. car, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report and recommend 
the passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Fire Marshal be and he is hereby 
authorized to purchase, without advertising, one six- 
cylinder White chassis at a cost of not to exceed fifteen 



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May 6, 1918. 



liumli'c'd ($1,500.00) dollars, an allowance Lo be made by 
(be Wbite Company of two hundred and fifty ($250.00) 
dollars for one i-cylinder 30-borse power old White 
chassis, formerly used as a service wagon in the depart- 
ment, the balance of cost of said chassis to be cliarged 
to appropriations heretofore made for the Fire Depart- 
ment. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which, was, on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, May 6, 1918. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

* 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred a 

communication from the Commissioner of Gas and 

" Electricity in re contract for fire alarm boxes, having 

had (lie same under advisement, beg leave to report 

and recommend the passage of the following order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Gas and Elec- 
tricity be and he is hereby authorized to pay the bill of 
the Gamewell Fire Alarm Telegraph Company, amount- 
ing to forty-four hundred fifty-seven and forty one- 
hundredths ($4,457.40) dollars, from Electrical Con- 
struction Capital Account, which account is to be reim- 
bursed from Account 60 C. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman, 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which, was, on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, May 6, 1918. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in. 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the Commissioner of Gas and 
Electricity in re contract for gasoline and kerosene 
lighting service, having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend the' passage of the 
following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Gas and Elec- 
tricity be and li^e is hereby authorized to enter into a 
contract with the American Development Company for 
furnishing, installing and maintaining gas and gasoline 
lighting service for the year 1918, in accordance with 
the proposal of said American Development Company, 
received on December 29, 1917, in reply to advertise- 
ment made in accordance with the provisions of the law, 
provided said contract shall include the following pro- 
visions: 

This contract is made upon the basis of a maximum 
price of twenty-five cents C$0.25) per gallon for gaso- 
line, and the contractor agrees that if the price paid for 
gasoline during any one month shall be less than the 
price of twenty-five cents per gallon, there shall be a 
reduction from the contract price for service furnished 



during such month, at the rate of one dollar ($1.00) 
per lamp per year for each one (1) cent that the mar- 
ket price aforesaid of gasoline in Chicago shall be be- 
low twenty-five cents. The market price of gasoline 
in any month shall be determined by the average price 
per gallon paid by the contractor for gasoline during 
such month, and a further provision which will give the 
right to the city to have access to the books of the 
company for the purpose of ascertaining the actual 
price from month to month which the company is pay- 
ing for gasoline; and provided that the usual provision 
for 15 per cent reserve shall be eliminated in order to 
take advantage of the reduction in price proposed if 
same is eliminated. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published : 

Chicago, May 6, 1918. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chlcayo in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance,, to whom was referred 
a communication from the Commissioner of Gas and 
Electricity in re employment of sub-station mainte- 
nance men, having had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report ahd recommend the passage of the fol- 
lowing order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Gas and Elec- 
tricity be and he is hereby authorized to employ for 
sub-station operation one assistant electrical engineer 
at the rate of one hundred sixty dollars ($160.00) per 
month, one junior electrical testing engineer at the rate 
of one hundred thirty-five dollars ($135.00) per month, 
three sub-station repairmen -at the rate of one hun- 
dred forty dollars ($140.00) per month and two assist- 
ant sub-station repairmen at the rate of one hundred 
fifteen dollars ($115.00) per month, the salaries of said 
employes to be charged to electrical construction capi- 
tal account, which capital account shall be reimbursed 
from Account 60 E. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

also, 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, May 6, 1918. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Y^'our Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the Commissioner of Gas and 
Electricity regarding reinstatement of stock handler 
after being absent on military duty, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend the passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Gas and Elec- 
tricity be and he is hereby authorized to employ one 
stock handler at the rate of $1200.00 per annum in lieu 



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REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



59 



of one at $1080.00 per annum, as provided in the Ap- 
propriation Bill, the difference to be paid from salvage 
in appropriations for the Department of Gas and Elec- 
tricity. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Righert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published : 

Chicago, May 6, 1918. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicwjo in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance,, to whom was referred 
a communication from the Commissioner of Gas and 
Electricity in re bill for repairs to compensators, hav- 
ing had the same under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend the passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Gas and Elec- 
tricity be and he is hereby authorized, in accordance 
with his recommendation of April 26, 1918, attached 
hereto, to issue voucher in favor of the Bagnall Electric 
Company in the sum of fifty dollars ($50.00) for re- 
pairs made to compensators, and charge same to appro- 
priations heretofore made for the Department of Gas 
and Electricity, and the Comptroller is ordered to pay 
the same. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

also, 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published : 

Chicago, May 6, 1918. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom were referred 
two communications from the Business Agent in re 
purchase of gasoline and kerosene, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report and recommend 
the passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Business Agent be and he is hereby 
authorized, in accordance with his recommendations of 
February 19 and April 15, 1918, attached hereto, to pur- 
chase gasoline and kerosene for the various city de- 
partments, to be issued on requisitions during the 
months of March, April and May, 1918, without ad- 
vertising, at not to exceed the prevailing market price. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 
also, 

The same committee submitted thef following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, May 6, 1918. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 



a communication from the Commissioner of Public 
Works in re payment of bill for repairing damage to 
city harbor boat No. 4, having had the same under ad- 
visement, beg leave to report and recommend the pas- 
sage of the following order: 

'Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works be 
and he is hereby authorized, in accordance with his 
request of March 22, 1918, to issue, and the City Comp- 
troller and City Treasurer are directed to honor, a 
voucher in favor of the Great Lakes Dredge & Dock 
Co. in the amount of $605.89, for use of equipment, la- 
bor and material to raise City's harbor boat No., 4 in 
order to replace broken propeller. The amount of the 
voucher to be charged against the Construction Divi- 
sion Capital Account. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

also, 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published : 

Chicago, May 6, 1918. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Fijiance, to whom were referred 
two communications from the Health Department in 
re payment of rental to country dairy inspectors for 
personally-owned automobiles, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report and recommend 
the passage of the following order: 

Ordered^ That the Commissioner of Health be and he 
is hereby authorized to pay country dairy inspectors 
for the use of their personally owned automobiles at 
the rate of $2.75 per day, cost of same to be charged 
to Account 37 S, appropriation^ 1918. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) • John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

also. 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, May 6, 1918. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom were referred 
communications from the Business Agent and the Com- 
missioner of Health in re contract for printing Health 
Department's bulletin, having had the same under ad- 
visement, beg leave to report and recommend the pas- 
sage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Business Agent be and he is here- 
by authorized to accept the proposal of Cameron, Am- 
berg & Co. for printing the Health Department bulletin, 
without advertising, the expense of same to be charged 
to appropriations heretofore made for the Department 
of Health. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 



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May 6, 1918. 



ALSO, 

Tim same cominitLee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published : 

Chicago, May 6, 1918. 

To the Maijur and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the Commissioner of Health and 
from the Business Agent in re aluminum salve boxes, 
having had the same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend the passage of the following or- 
der : 

Ordered, That the Business Agent be and he is hereby 
authorized to purchase, without advertising, 200,000 
aluminum salve boxes from the Aluminum Goods Man- 
ufacturing Company, at not to exceed $9.65 per thou- 
sand, cost of same to be charged to appropriations here- 
tofore made for the Department of Health. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published : 

Chicago, May 6, 1918. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communi(^ation from the Superintendent, of the House 
of Correction in re additional guards, having the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report and recommend 
the passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Superintendent of the House of 
Correction be and he is hereby authorized to employ 
five additional guards at the rate»of $100.00 per month 
for the purpose of supervising prisoners employed in 
connection with alley cleaning for the Bureau of 
Streets, salaries of said guards to be charged to House 
of Correction capital account, which charges are tc be 
reimbursed by warrants for collection drawn against 
the Bureau of Streets. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, May 6, 1918. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicajo in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was ref&rred 
a recommendation from the Superintendent of the 
House of Correction in re certificate of fitness for hand- 
ling explosives and permit to store explosives, having 
had the same under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend the passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That a certificate of fitness be issued, with- 



out charge of any fees, to Joseph Shannon, Supervisor 
of Stone Quarry at House of Correction, to handle ex- 
plosives and that a permit be issued, without charge, 
lo store explosives at the House of Correction, in ac- 
cordance with the request of the Superintendent of the 
House of Correction attached hereto. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid- Richert, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, May 6, 1918. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicayo in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your 'Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the Commissioner of Public 
Works in re reinstatement of H. R. Vidal, having had 
the same under advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of the following order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Woi'ks be 
and he is hereby authorized, in accordance with his 
recommendation of March 30, 1918, attached hereto, 
to employ one map engineering draftsman at the rate of 
seventeen hundred forty ($1,740.00) dollars per annum 
in the Bureau of Maps and Plats, the salary of saidf 
draftsman to be charged to appropriations heretofore 
made for th© Bureau of Maps and Plats. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

also. 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid- Richert, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, May 6, 1918. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a commfunication from the Commissioner of Public 
Works in .re building of chlorine booth at Mayfair 
Pumping Station, 'having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and recommend the passage 
of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works be 
and he is hereby authorized, in accordance with his re- 
quest of April's, 1918, to increase the amount of a con- 
tract with the Ralph H. Simpson Co. for steel frames, 
ornamental iron work, sash, doors, etc., for the Mayfair 
pumping station by the sum of $690.00, and the City 
Comptroller and City Treasurer are 'hereby authorized 
to pay the increased amount of this contract. 

The above sum of $690.00 to be paid for the con- 
struction of a booth to enclose the chlorinating appa- 
ratus; it shall be charged against the Construction 
Division Capital Account which will be reimbursed out 
of appropriation account 106 X d 3. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 



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REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



61 



ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published : 

Chicago, May 6, 1918. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom were referred 
three communications from the Board of Local Im- 
provements in re cost of certification of the assessment 
on Michigan avenue impi'ovement, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report and recommend 
the passage of the following order : 

Ordered, That the Board of Local Improvements 
be and it is hereby authorized to issue voucher in favor 
of the County Clerk in the sum, of three hundred 
thirty-five ($335.00) dollars, being fee of the clerk of 
the County €ourt for certification of, and two hundred 
($200.00) dollars for overtime paid clerks in the Clerk's 
office for additional work in connection with the certi- 
fication of the assessment for widening Michigan ave- 
..nue, and the Comptroller is ordered to pay the same 
from Account 450 S 20, appropriations, 1918. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred, and 
ordered published : 

Chicago, May 6, 1918. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chira^/o in. 
City Council Assembled: 

Your 'Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the Business Agent in re pur- 
chase of night conveyor for Municipal Reduction Plant, 
having had the same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and irecommend the passage of the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the Business Agent be and he is hereby 
authorized, in accordance with his request of April 24, 
1918, attached hereto, to purchase without advertising, 
from the Jeffrey Manufacturing Company, 100 feet of 
flight conveyor (chain and flights only) for use at the 
Municipal Reduction Plant at a cost of not to exceed 
seven hundred five ($705.00) dollars, to be charged (o 
appropriations heretofore made for the Reduction 
Plant. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

also. 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published : 

Chicago, May 6, 1918. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on l<'iiiance, to whom was referred 
a communication from' the Commissioneir of Public 



Works in re repairs to m'Otor truck No. 14, having had 
the same under advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Comimissioner of Public Works be 
and he is hereby authorized, in accordance with -liiB 
request of April 11, 1918, to 'Order repairs to, and the 
overhauling of, Pipe Yards motor truck No. 14 at a cost 
not to exceed four hundred and fifty ($450.00) dollars 
to be charged to Municipal Shops Capital Account, and 
the City Comptroller and 'City Treasurer are directed 
to pay the expense of said repairs when properly ap- 
proved. 

Resp'ectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published : 

Chicago, May 6, 1918. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the Commissioner of Public 
Works in re wrecking of building at the northeast cor- 
ner of Ninetieth street and Houston avenue, having had 
the same under advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Comimissioner of Public Works be 
and he is hereby authorized to permit Peter Kardorz 
to -wreck the building at the northeast corner of 90th 
street and Houston avenue, and to clear away t'he rub- 
bish, without expense to the City of Chicago. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

also, 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published : 

Chicago, May 6, 1918. 

To (he Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Coyncil Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom were referred 
two comm,unications from the Commissioner of Public 
Works in re resurfacing 111th street, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend the passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works be 
and he is hereby authorized, in accordance with his 
recommendations of April 3, 1918, attached hereto, to 
resurface 111th street from 'Halsted street to Vincennes 
avenue with a roadway 18 feet wide, and to resurface 
111th street from Western to California avenues with 
a roadway 18 feet wide, at a cost of not tcf'exceed fifteen 
thousand eight hundred forty ($15,840.00) , dollars, cost 
of same to be charged to Account 280 S 42, appropria- 
tions, 1918. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 



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May 6, 1918. 



ALSO, 

The same coniinittee submitted the following i^eport, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published : 

Chicago, May 6, 1918. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicayo in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom were referred 
two communications from the Business Agent in re 
purchase of pipe and fittings, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to r&port and irecommend 
the passage of the foUowling order: 

Ordered, That the Business Agent be and he is hereby 
authorized to purchase, without advertising, during 
the months of April and May, such pipes and fittings 
as may be required by all the city departments at not to 
exceed the market prices. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

. Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, May 6, 1918. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicayo in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the Business Agent in re pur- 
chase of horse feed by the Business Agent, having had 
the same under advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of the following order : 

Ordered, That the Business Agent be and he is hereby 
authorized, in accordance w'ith his request of April 2, 
1918, attached hereto, to purchase horse feed as may 
be required by the Police Department on the open 
market during the months of April, May and June, 
1918, without advertising, the cost of same to be 
charged to appropriations heretofore made for the De- 
partment of Police. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published : 

Chicago, May 6, 1918. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Conimittee on Finance, to whom was referred 
matter of employment of Stenographer in the office of 
the Commissioner of Public Works, havirtg had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend the passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works be 
and he is hereby authorized to employ one Junior Sten- 
ographer j-n his office at the rate of twelve hundred 



dollars ($1200.00) per annum in lieu of $1080.00 per 
annum as provided in the Appropriation Bill. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
vi'hich was, on motion of Aid, Richert, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, May 6, 1918. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicayo in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
(April 22, 1918, page 10) a communication from the 
Board of Education asking authority to sprinkle school 
yards, having had the same under advisement, beg leave 
to report and recommend the passage of the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works be 
and he is hereby authorized and directed to issue per- 
mits to the Board of Education for the use of city wa- 
ter for sprinkling purposes on the yards surfounding 
school buildings between the hours of 8 A. M. and 5 ' 
P. M. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, oij motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published : 

Chicago, May 6, 1918. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 

City Council Assembled: 

Y'our Committee on Finance, to whom were referred 
two communications from the Commissioner of Public 
Works in re purchase of three and one-half ton Kelly- 
Springfield tractor for sewer-flushing purposes, having 
had the sarpe under advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of the following order : - 

'Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works be 
and he is hereby authorized, in accordance with his rec- 
ommendation of April 17, 1918, attached hereto, to pur- 
chase, without advertising, one three and one-half ton 
Kelly-Springfield tractor for sewer-flushing purposes 
for a sum of not to exceed four thousand one hundred 
flfty-six and twenty-seven one-hundredths dollars 
($4,156.27), the cost of said tractor to be charged to ap- 
propriations heretofore made for the Bureau of Sewers. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 
also, 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published : 

Chicago, May 6, 1918. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicayo in 

City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a. communication frorn the Commissioner of Public 



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REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



63 



Works in re contract for electrical power, having had 
the same under advisement, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend the passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works be 
and he is hereby authorized, in accordance with his 
request of April 30, 1918, attached hereto, to enter into 
a contract with the Commonwealth Edison Company, 
without advertising, for furnishing electrical power at 
the asphalt plant at 9ist and State streets. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, May 6, 1918. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the Commissioner of Public 
Works in re payment of head motor truck driver and 
laborers employed in the asphalt plant, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend the passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works be 
and he is hereby authorized to employ one head motor 
truck driver under asphalt plant capital account at the 
rate of $135.00 per month in lieu of the rate fixed in the 
ordinance making appropriations from the vehicle tax 
fund, passed March 26, 1918, and to employ laborers at 
the rate of $3.00 per day in lieu of the rate of $2.65 
per day fixed in said ordinance, and the Comptroller is 
ordered to pass payrolls for these employes at said 
rates. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairrnan. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published : 

Chicago, May 6, 1918. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 

City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the Commissioner of Public 
Works in re purchase of 12 Transmo trucks, having had 
the same under advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works be 
he is hereby authorized, in accordance with his recom- 
^mendation dated March 28, 1918, attached hereto, to 
purchase without advertising, 12 Transmo trucks com- 
plete, which includes Ford roadster and Transmo ap- 
pliance, at a cost of not to exceed eight hundred ninety 
dollars ($890.00) each, and the Comptroller is ordered 
to pay for same from appropriations made for the Bu- 
reau of Streets, and to charge the cost of the operation 
of said trucks to appropriations heretofore made for 
the Bureau of Streets. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 



ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, May 6, 1918. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication fi^om the Commissioner of Public 
Works in re purchase of two condensing units from 
Waste Equipment and Building Bond Fund, having had 
the same under advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of the following order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works be 
and he is hereby authorized to expend not to exceed 
four thousand dollars ($4,000), in order to employ 
steamfltters and labor necessary and to purchase piping 
and connections required for the installation of two 
condensing units at the Municipal Reduction Plant, and 
the City Comptroller and City Treasurer are authorized 
to charge the expense of same to the Waste Disposal 
Building and Equipment Bond Fund. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, May 6, 1918. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the Commissioner of Public 
Works in re settlement of damage claims arising from 
blasting at the Wilson Avenue Tunnel, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend the passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works be 
and he is hereby authorized, in accordance with his re- 
quest of March 25, 1918, to repair the damage done to 
private property along the line of the Wilson Avenue 
Tunnel caused by the blasting in the tunnel, such re- 
pairs to be made by the City, or to pay the estimated 
cost of making such repairs where the same are not 
made by the City, and to pay the cost of making ex- 
aminations of such buildings where suits at law have 
been filed against the City, the cost of such repairs and 
examinations not to exceed two thousand dollars 
($2,000.00), to be charged against the construction divi- 
sion capital account, which is to be reimbursed out of 
appropriation 107-X-37; provided that all such claims 
or repairs or examinations amounting to more than 
$100.00 shall be submitted to the City Council before 
being settled or repairs made; and the Comptroller and 
City Treasurer are authorized and directed to pay the 
cost of the same when properly vouchered. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 



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May 6, 1918. 



ALSO, 

Tho saino commiltpe submiLted tlie l'ollov,'jng report. 
which was, on motion of Altl. Richerl, defeiTPd and 
()r(j('i'(>(l pubiislied : 

Chicago, May 6, 1918. 

To the Mayor and Aldermon of the Citi/ of Chicajo in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the Commissioner of Public 
Works in re payment of difference in salaries for mili- 
tary absentees during 1917, having had the sam^- under 
advisement, beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the following order : 

'Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works be 
and he is hereby authorized, in accordance with his 
recommendation of April 23, 1918, attached hereto, to 
issue vouchers in favor of John Travaglino, 2858 Edge- 
wood avenue, in the sum of one hundred fifty-five 
dollars ($155.00j, to Frank L. Sullivan, 1057 FuUerton 
avenue, for sixty-seven and seventy-one one-hun- 
dredths dollars ($67.71) and to Rudolph Urban, 1324 
Holt street, for seventy-six and eighty-six one-hun- 
dredths dollars ($76.86), being amounts due as differ- 
ences between the salaries paid them while in the mili- 
tary service of the United States and the amount of sal- 
ary which they received from the City of Chicago be- 
fore entering said service, as provided in Council or- 
der of June 29, 1917, page 872, and the Comptroller is 
ordered to pay the same from Account 110 A 20, appro- 
priations 1918. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published : 

Chicago, May 6, 1918. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chica/o in 
City Conncil Assembled: 

Your Committee on P'inance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the Commissioner of Public 
Works in re salary increases of clerks, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend the passage of the following order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works be 
and he is hereby authorized to pay to S. S. Frederick the 
sum of $5.66, being amount of salary increase from 
January 1 to January 18, 1918, and to pay to J. A. Seaver 
$5.66, being salary increase from January 1 to January 
18, 1918, and to pay to W. F. McAteer $2.64, being in- 
crease of pay from January 1 to January 4, 1918, and 
the Comptroller is ordered to charge same to salvage in 
appropriations for the Assessed Rates and Meter Rates 
Sections, 1918. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee subniitted the following report. 



which was, on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published : 

'Chicago, May 6, 1918. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicafjio in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom were referred 
sundry communications from heads of various depart- 
ments in re filling of military vacancies in said depart- 
ments, having had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the passage of the fol- 
lowing order : 

Ordered, That the heads of the following named de- 
partments be and they are hereby authorized to fill, at 
the minimum salary of the grade, the positions named 
below which have been made vacant by absence on mili- 
tary duty of the former incumbents: 

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH. 

2 Medical Inspectors. 

8 School Health Officers. 

1 Quarantine Officer. 

3 Field Health Officers. 
1 Ambulance Surgeon. 

1 Senior Sanitary Chemist. , 
1 Junior Clerk. 

DEPARTMENT OP PUBLIC WORKS. 

(Bureau of Engineering.) 
1 Second Assistant Operating Engineer. 
1 Draftsman, Grade 2. 

(Bureau of Water.) 
• 1 Junior Clerk at $100.00 per month. 

DEPARTMENT OP SUPPLIES. 

1 Junior Clerk. 

FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

5 Pipemen and Truckmen. 

2 Drivers. 

1 Junior Fire Prevention Engineer. 
1 Engineer. 

1 Assistant Engineer. 

2 Pipemen and Truckmen. 
1 Driver. 

DEPARTMENT OF POLICE. 

3 Ambulance Surgeons. 

CITY TREASURER. 

1 Junior Clerk. 

DEPARTMENT OF GAS AND ELECTRICITY. 

1 Junior Clerk. 

2 Fire Telegraph Operators. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted a report as follows : 

Chicago, May 6, 1918. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicaio in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
(December 28, 1917, page 1806) an ordinance for the 



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widening of Rockwell street subway under the tracks of 
the C, B. & Q. R. R., having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and recommend that the same 
be referred to the Committee on Track Elevation. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in said report. 

No request being made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon until the next regular meeting, and the ques- 
tion being put. 

The motion prevailed. 

Local Transportation. 

The Committee on Local Transportation submitted 
the following report, which was, on motion of Aid. Cap- 
itain, deferred and ordered published: 

Chicago, May 6, 1918. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the CU\i of Chica/o in 

City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Local Transportation, to whom 
was referred (March 21, 1918, page 2422) an order di- 
recting the Commissioner of Public Works to cause the 
Chicago and Oak Park Elevated Railway Company to 
discontinue the practice of storing cars on the sidetrack 
on the right of way between piers 372 and 699, having 
had the same under advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of said order: 

Ordered, That the Comimissioner of Public Works be 
and he is hereby directed to at once cause the Chicago 
and Oak Park Elevated Railway Company, to discontinue 
the practice of storing cars on the sidetrack on the 
right of way of said elevated railway between piers 372 
and 699 (between North Talman and North Crawford 
avenues), for the reason that the storage of cars on said 
track is in violation of the condition contained in the 
permit issued by the City of Chicago for the construc- 
tion and maintenance of said sidetrack. 
Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) H. D. Capitain, 

Chairman. 



Gas, Oil and Electric Light. 

The Committee on Gas, Oil and Electric Light sub- 
mitted the following report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Thomas J. Lynch, deferred and ordered published: 

Chicago, May 2,4918. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the Ciiij of Chicago in 

City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Gas, Oil and Electric Light, to 
whom were referred (April 22, 1918, page 8, and No- 
vember 19, 1917, page 1453, respectively) two ordi- 
nances granting permission and authority to certain 
telegraph companies to occupy streets, alleys, public 
grounds, etc., with poles, wires, etc., having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend the' passage of the ordinance referred April 22, 
1918 [ordinance printed in Pamphlet No. 860]. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Thomas J. Lynch, 

Chairman. 



ALSO, 

The same committee submitted a report as follows: 

Chicago, May 2, 1918. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Gas, Oil and Electric Light, to 
whom was referred (April 22, 1918, page 8) a petition 
of property-owners- on South Artesian avenue between 
West 43rd and West 44th streets, requesting the in- 
stallation of street lights, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and, recommend that 
said petition be referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Thomas J, Lynch, 

Chairman. 

Aid. Thomas J. Lynch moved to concur in said report. 

No request being made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon until the next regular meeting, and the ques- 
tion being put. 

The motion prevailed. 

also, 
The same committee submitted a report as follows: 

Chicago, May 1, 1918. 

To tJie Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Gas, Oil and Electric Light, to 
whom were referred 

(June 4, 1917, page 329) an ordinance authorizing 
the Union Electric Engineering Company to con- 
struct, maintain and operate gas pipes and electric 
wires in the City of Chicago; 

(March 26, 1917, page 3942) an ordinance author- 
izing the American District Telegraph Company to 
maintain and operate a line of wires for the trans- 
mission of signals by electricity; 

(March 26, 1917, page 3943j an ordinance author- 
izing the Chicago Electric Protective Company to 
maintain and operate a line of wires for the trans- 
mission of signals by electricity; and 

(March 26, 1917, page 3944) an ordinance author- 
izing the Illinois District Telegraph Company to 
maintain and operate a line of wires for the trans- 
mission of signals by electricity, 
having had the same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend that said ordinances be placed 
on file. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Thomas J. Lynch, 

Chairman. 

Aid. Thomas J. Lynch moved to concur in said re- 
port. 

No request being made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon until the next regular meeting, and the ques- 
tion being put. 

The motion prevailed. 



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License. 

Tlie r.oniiiiittee on LiciMise submitted tlie following 
report : 

Chicago, May 2, 1918, 

To the Miujor and Aldermon of the City of Chicago i)i 
Cit]i Council Assonbled: 

Your Committee on License, to whom were referred 

(March 14, 1918, page 2234) a communication from 
the Chicago Woman's Aid urging the repeal of the 
special "bar permit" ordinance; 

(March 14, 1918, page 2234) a communication from 
the Committee of Fifteen urging the repeal of the 
special "bar permit" ordinance; 

(April 23, 1917, page 4345), an order directing the' 
City Collector not to issue saloon licenses to persons 
Who are not citizens of the United States of America; 

(December 28, 1916, page 2701) an ordinance 
amending Section 1536 of The Chicago €ode of 1911 
relative to the revocation of saloon and dramshop 
licenses. 

having had tlie same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend that said matters be referred 
to the Committee on Home Defense. 

Respectfully subinitted, 
(Signed) Joseph H. Smith, 

Chairman. 

Aid. Smith moved to concur in said report. 

No request being made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon until the next regular meeting, and the ques- 
tion being put, 

The motion prevailed. 



Buildings and City Hall. 

The Committee on Buildings and City Hall submitted 
the following report, which was, on motion of Aid. 
Pretzel, deferred and ordered published: 

Chipago, May 3, 1918. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of_ the City of Chica:io in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and City Hall, to whom 
was referred (April 22, 1918, page 23) an order direct- 
ing issuance of a permit to Roy R. Hartless to remodel 
barn at 5308 Ferdinand street, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report and recommend 
the passage of said order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Buildings be 
and he is hereby directed t^ issue a permit to Roy R. 
Hartless to remodel frame barn at 5308 Ferdinand 
street, and change roof pitch of same, in accordance 
with plans now on file in the office of the Commis- 
sioner of Buildings. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) George Pretzel, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following re- 



|)ort, which was, on motion of Aid. Pretzel, deferred and 
oi'dered published: 

Chicxgo, May 3, 1918. 

To the Mayor and. Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and City Hall, to whom 
was referred (April 22, 1918, page 2561) an order di- 
recting the issuance of a permit to John Malton to 
make alterations in building at 6517 Emerald avenue, 
having had the same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend the passage of said order : 

Oi'dered, That the- Commissioner of Buildings 
and the Commissioner of Health be and they are hereby 
directed to issue a permit to John Malton to make alter- 
ations in building located at 6517 Emerald avenue. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) George Pretzel, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Pretzel, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, May 3, 1918. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the- City of Chicaio in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and City Hall, to whom 
was referred . (February 20, 1918, page 2100) an order 
^ directing the issuance of a permit to Louis Marks for 
erection and m-aintenance of brick garage at 1709 to 
1717 West Washington boulevard, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report and recommend 
the passage of the following substitute order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Buildings be 
and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to Louis 
Marks to erect and maintain a brick garage at 1709 
to 1717 West Washington boulevard, provided that the 
automobile entrance to said garage shall be on the 
Washington boulevard side of the building. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) George Pretzel, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted .the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Pretzel, deferred and 
ordered published : 

Chicago, May 3, 1-918. 

To the Maijor and Aldermen of tlie City of Chicaijo in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and City Hall, to whom 
was referred (April 22, 1918, page 16) an order direct- 
ing issuance of a permit to Max Meyer to erect and 
maintain a garage at 4450 Calumet avenue, having had 
the same under advisement, beg leave to report ana 
recommend the passage of said order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Buildings be 
and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to Max 
Meyer to erect and maintain frame auto shed, 20 feet 
by 20 feet, in the rear of property located at 4450 (lal- 
umet avenue. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) George Pretzel, 

Chairlnan. 



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ALSO, 

The same committee submitted tiie following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Pretzel, deferred and or- 
dered published: 

Chicago, May 3, 1918. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and City Hall, to whom 
was referred (April 22, 1918, page 24) an order to al- 
low D. B. Quinlan to maintain garage as erected at 216 
North Leamington avenue, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of said order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Buildings allow 
D. B. Quinlan to maintain as now erected the one-story 
frame garage in rear of premises at 216 North Leam- 
ington avenue. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed^ George Prftzel, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which 'was, on motion of Aid'. Pretzel, deferred and or- 
dered published: 

Chicago, May 3, 1918. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicaf/o in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and City Hall, to whom 
was referred (April 22, 1918, page 2586) an order di- 
recting issuance of permit to the Soper Lumber Com- 
pany for erection of a shelter shed at 2400-10 Loomis 
street, having had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the passage of said 
order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Buildings be and 
he is h'ereby directed to issue a permit to the Soper 
Lumber Company to construct a frame shelter shed, 
60 feet by 110 feet by 18 feet, at 2400-10 Loomis street 
to replace shed which was recently destroyed by fire. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) George Pretzel, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Pretzel, deferred and 
ordered published : 

Chicago, May 3, 1918. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicar/o in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and City Hall, to whom 
was referred (April 22, 1918, page 22) an order to per- 
mit D. S. Wentworth to erect sleeping porch on rear 
of residence at 6724 South Union avenue, having had 
the same under advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of said order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Buildings be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to D. S. Went- 
worth for the erection of a sleeping porch, 16 feet wide 



by 10 feet deep, on rear of two-story residence at 6724 
South Union avenue. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) George Pretzel, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted a report as follows: 

Chicago, May 3, 1918. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicajo in 
City Council Assembled: , 

Your Committee on Buildings and City Hall, to whom 
was referred (April 22, 1918, page 18) an ordinance 
granting permission and authority to Jacob S. Goldstein 
to maintain and use bay window or store front abutting 
on sidewalk space adjoining premises known as 2300--2 
West 12th street, having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and recommend that said 
ordinance be referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed)- George Pretzel, 

Chairman. 
Aid. Pretzel moved to concur in said report. 

No request being made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon until the next regular meeting, and the ques- 
tion being put, 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted a report as follows: 

Chicago, May 3, 1918. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and City Hall, to whom 
were referred 

(April 22, 1918, page 16) an order directing issu- 
ance of permit to Vesta A. Wade to erect and main- 
tain frame shed at 3803 Lake Park avenue; 

(April 22, 1918, page 8) an order directing the is- 
suance of a permit to Thomas Sothras and George K. 
Ogden for the erection and maintenance of a portable 
building at the northwest corner of North Crawford 
and Milwaukee avenues; 

(April 22, 1918, page 8) a petition of property 
owners on Newberry avenue between 12th and Max- 
well streets protesting against the erection of a ware- 
house at 1308-1312 Newberry avenue; and, 

' (January 28, 1918, page 1953) an order for the is- 
suance of a permit to B. Pfaelzer and Sons to occupy 
premises at 3911-3917 South Halsted street as a 
slaughter-house, 
having had the same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend that said matters be placed on 
file. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) George Pretzel, 

Chairman. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to concur in said report. 

No request being made by any two Aldermen present 



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to tlofor consideration of said report for final action 
thereon until the next regular meeting, and the ques- 
tion heing put, 

The motion prevailed. 



Schools, Fire, Police and Civil Service. 

The Committee on Schools, Fire, Police and Civil 
Service submitted the following report: 

Chicago, April 30, 1918. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the Citij of Chicago in 
City Cquncil Assembled: 

Your Committee on Schools, Fire, Police and Civil 
Service, to whom was referred (M^arch 21, 1918, page 
2422) an order for the cleaning of all streets and alleys 
in the City of Chicago at the earliest possible date, hav- 
ing had the same under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend that said order be referred to the Com- 
mittee on Finance. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Mat Franz, 

Chairman. 

Aid. Franz moved to concur in said report. 

No request being made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon until the next regular meeting, and the ques- 
tion being put. 

The motion prevailed. 

also, 

The same committee submitted a report as follows: 

Chicago, April 30, 1918. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Schools, Fire, Police and Civil 
Service, to whom vv'ere referred 

(December 17, 1917, page 1747) an order directing 
the General Superintendent of Police to enforce the 
present laws and ordinances regulating places where 
intoxicating liquors are sold; and 

(March 21, 1918, page 2422) a resolution calling 
for general co-operation in making effective the Act 
of Congress which- advances the clock one hour during 
the summer months, 

having had the same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend that said matters be placed on 
file. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Mat Franz, 

Chairman. 

Aid. Franz moved to concur in .said report. 

No request being made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon until the next regular meeting, and the ques- 
tion being put, 

The motion prevailed. 



Home Defense. 

Special "Bar Permits": Suspension of Operation of Or- 
dinance. 

The Committee on Home Defense submitted a report 
recommending the passage of an ordinance submitted 
therewith, suspending, during the period of the war, 
the provisiorTs of an ordinance authorizing the issuance 
of special "bar permits". 

Aid- Kostner moved to concur in said report and to 
pass said ordinance. 

Aid. Fisher presented an ordinance repealing an or- 
dinance passed April 8, 1915, authorizing issuance of 
special "bar permits", and moved to substitute said or- 
dinance for the ordinance recommended in said com- 
mittee report. 

Aid. Kostner moved to lay on the table the motion 
to substitute. 

The motion to lay on the table prevailed, by yeas 
and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Hickey, Richert,' McDonough, Mulcahy, Woodhull, Fur- 
man, Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, 
Krumdick, Novak, Kerner, Ahern, Home, Maypole, 
Smith, Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, 
Walkowiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, 
Franz, Bauler, Roeder, Haderlein, Littler, Adamowski, 
Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, 
Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch. — 49. 

Nays — Iliff, Schwartz, A. A. McCormick, Nance, Fet- 
zer, Guernsey, Walker, Steffen, Capitain, Link, Lipps, 
Pretzel, Kennedy, Watson, Fisher, Lyle, Hazen, A. 0. 
Anderson — 18. 

No request bei-ng made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideralion of said report for final action 
thereon until the next regular meeting and the ques- 
tion being put on the passage of the ordinance recom- 
mended in said report, the vote thereon was as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson. 
Tliff, Schwartz, Hickey, Richert, McDonough, Mulcahy, 
A. A. McCormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, 
Furman, Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, 
Krumdick, Novak, Kerner, Ahern, Home, Maypole, 
Smith, Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, 
Walkowiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, 
Franz, Walker, Bauler, SletTen, Roeder, Haderlein, 
Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, Watson, Litt- 
ler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. Lynch, O'Toole, 
Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, Hazen, A. 0. Anderson, 
Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — G7. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 

Chicago: 

Section 1. That the Mayor of the City of Chicago is 
hereby authorized and directed not to issue any bar 
permits as provided in an ordinance authorizing the 
Mayor to issue bar permits passed by the City Council 
on April 8, 1915, and appearing in the Journal of the 
Proceedings of the City Council of said date an pages 
43G4, 4365 and 4366, until the termination of the pres- 
ent war in which the United States is engaged. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in force and ef- 
fect from and after its passage and approval. 



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South Michigan Ave.: Abandonment of Proceedings 
for Paving said Street from E. 95th St. to E, 108th St. 

ALSO, 

The same committee, to whom had been referred 
(April 22, IQ-IS, page 8) a petition of property-owners 
requesting abandonment of proceedings for the paving 
of South Michigan avenue from East 95th street to 
East 108th street, submitted a report recommending 
the adoption of a resolution submitted therewith. 

Aid. Kostner moved to concur in said report and to 
adopt said, resolution. 

No request being made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon until the next regular meeting, and the ques- 
tion being put, the vote thereon was as follows: 

, Yeas— Kenna, Coughlin, L. B . Anderson, Jackson, 
Ilift", Schwartz, Richert, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. 
McCormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Fur- 
man, Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, 
Krumdick, Novak, Kerner, Ahern, Home, Maypole, 
Smith, Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, 
Walkowiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, 
Franz, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Steffen, Roeder, Hader- 
lein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, Watson, 
Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. Lynch, 
OToole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, Hazen, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch— C7. 

Nays — None. 
■ The following is said resolution as adopted: 

Whereas, It has been represented to the Gonnnittee 
on Home Defense that the owners of a majoi'ity 
of the property on South Michigan avenue between 
East 95th street and East 108th street are opposed to 
paving said street — for which improvement proceed- 
ings are now pending in the County Court, and 

Whereas. The wishes of said properly owners con- 
cerning said improvement are further evidenced by the 
petitions hereto attached, therefore be it 

Resolved, That the Board of Local Improvements be 
and it hereby is requested forthwith to abandon the 
proceedings for the paving of South Michigan avenue 
between East 95th street and East 108tli street. 



All Matters Presented hy the Ahlermen; and Special 
Assessment, Improvement and Repealing Ordinances 
Siihmitted by the Board of Local Improvements 
(Said Matters Having Been Presented in Order, by 
Wards, Beginning with the Thirty-Fifth Ward). 

FIRST WARD. 

Aid. Kenna presented the following orders, which 
were, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to P. 
Belmont to erect and maintain a barber pole at the 
edge of the sidewalk in front of 37 West Harrison 
street. Said barber pole shall be erected and main- 
tained in accordance with all rules and regulations 
of the Department of Public Works. This privilege 
shall be subject to termination by the Mayor at any 
time in his discretion. 



Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue. a permit to 
Harold A. Howard, trustee for Howard Estate, to 
maintain a driveway on the north side of East 18th 
street, 75 feet east of South Michigan avenue. Said 
permit to be issued and the work to be done accord- 
ing to the provisions of the ordinance of July 28, 1913, 
governing the construction and maintenance of drive- 
ways. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized and directed to re- 
move the water meter from premises known as 5411 
to 5415 Hyde Park boulevard and 5474 to 5480 Hyde 
Park boulevard, and to assess such premises on a 
frontage basis. 

Aid. Coughlin presented the following orders, which 
were, on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to S. 
Capizzi to erect and maintain a barber pole in front 
of premises known as 126 South Clark street. Said 
permit shall be issued subject to the revocation of 
the Mayor at any time in his discretion. 

Ordered. That the Commissioner of Gas and Elec- 
tricity be and he is hereby directed to issue a per- 
mit to the Casino Theatre to erect and maintain an 
electric sign in front of premises kno^n as 58 West 
Madison street. Said sign shall be erected and main- 
tained in accordance with all rules and regulations 
of the Department of Gas and Electricity. Said per- 
mit shall be issued subject to the revocation of the 
Mayor at any time in his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Gas and Elec- 
tricity be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit 
to Joseph Hayden, to maintain an electric sign in 
front of premises known as 5 North Clark street, in 
accordance with all rules and regulations of the De- 
partment of Gas and Electricity. Said permit shall 
be issued subjiect to revocation by the Mayor at 
his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Gas and Elec- 
tricity be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit 
to the Pastime Theatre to erect and maintain an il- 
luminated e^ectric'sign to project over the sidewalk 
in front of the premises known and described as No. 
66 West Madison street. Said sign shall be erected 
and maintained in accordance with all rules and reg- 
ulations of the Department of Gas and Electricity. 
Said permit shall be issued subject to revocation by 
the Mayor at any time in his discretion. 

Ordered. That the Commissioner of Gas and Elec- 
tricity be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit 
to I. Pellegrini, 117- North Clark street, to erect and 
maintain an electric sign in front of said premises. 
Said permit shall be issued subject to revocation by 
the Mayor at any time in his discretion. 

Ordered. That the Commissioner of Gas and Elec- 
tricity be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit 
to the Pumpernickel Restaurant, to erect and main- 
tain an illuminated electric sign to project over the 
sidewalk in front of the premises known and described 
as No. 19 West Quincy street. Said sign shall be erected 
and maintained in accordance with all rules and reg- 
ulations of the Department of Gas and Electricity. 



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Said permit shall be issued subject to revocation by 
the Mayor at any lime in his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Gomniissioncr of Public Works 
Jbe and he is hereby directed to issue a permit lo 
Uhlieh Evangelical Lutheran Orphan Asylum for 
four driveways in front of premises known as 2340 
and 2348 South La Salle street. Said permit to be 
issued and work to be done according to the provi- 
sions of an ordinance of July 28, 1913, governing the 
construction and maintenance of driveways. 

Aid Coughlin presented an ordinance providing for 
the vacation of the north-and-south alley in the block 
bounded by Federal, East 25th and East 26th streets 
and C, R. L & P. R. R. and M. C. R. R., in Block 3, George 
W. Gerrish's Subdivision, N. E. %, Section 28-39-1-4 
(Bauer' & Black, beneficiary), which was 

Referred lo the Connnitlce on Streets and Alleys. 

Aid. Coughlin presented an ordinance providing for 
the vacation of the north-and-south alley in the block 
bounded by East 14th street, South Michigan avenue, 
East 16th street and South Wabash avenue, in Block 
32, Assessors' Division of N. W. fractional %, Section 
22-39-14, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys 

Aid. Coughlin presented an order directing issuance 
of a permit to the Eighth Street Garage Company to 
maintain and occupy two-story building at 800-10 
South Wabash avenue as a public garage, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and City Hall. 

Aid. Coughlin presented claims of L. Fish Furniture 
Company and W. P. Penhollow for rebates of water 
rates, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



SECOND WARD. 

Aid. L. B. Anderson presented the following order, 
which was, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is heretiy directed to issue a permit to J. 
T. Lannigan to string, and maintain for thirty days, 
a muslin sign across the sidewalk in front of 113-15 
East 31st street. Said sign shall be erected and main- 
tained in accordance with all rules and regulations 
of the Department of Public Works^ This privilege 
shall be subject to termination by the Mayor at any 
time in his discretion. 

Aid. L. B. Anderson presented an order for amend- 
ment of an ordinance passed March 26, 1918, authoriz- 
ing issuance of permits for the playing of musical in- 
struments in places where intoxicating liquors are sold, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on License. 

Aid. Jackson presented an order for the re-establish- 
ment of the Stanton avenue police station, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



THIRD WARD. 

Aid. Schwartz presented an order for preparation of 
a plan of ownership and operation of the street and 
elevated railway lines of Chicago, known as t^he "Trustee 
Plan of Public Ownership," which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Transportation. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted a rec- 
ommendation, estimate and ordinance for curbing, grad- 
ing and paving witli asphalt East 45th street from Vin- 
cennes avenue to Grand boulevard. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. riiff, said 
estimate was approved and said ordinance was passed, 
by yeas and nays as follows :- 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Sohwarlz, Richert, McDonpugh, Mulcahy, A. A. 
McCormick, Nance, P'etzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Fur- 
man, Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, 
Krumdick, Novak, Kerner, Ahern, Home, Maypole, 
Smith, Kaindl, Oisen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, 
Walkowiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, 
Franz, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Steffen, Roeder, Hader- 
lein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, Watson, 
Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. Lynch, 
O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, Hazen, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos- J. Lynch — 67. 

Na\js — None. 



FOURTH WARD. 

Aid. Hickey presented the following order which was 
on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
. be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Ohlsen and Myers to construct and maintain two 
driveways across the sidewalk in front of premises 
known as 3834-38 Wallace street. Said permit to be 
issued and the work therein authorized to be done in 
accordance with the terms of an ordinance passed 
July 28, 1913, governing the construction and main- 
tenance of driveways. 

« 

Aid. Richert presented an ordinance amending an 

ordinance passed April 22, 1918, authorizing a contract 

with the Raymond Lead Company for plumbers' refined 

metal solder. 

Unanimous consent was given for consideration of 
said ordinance. 

Aid. Richert moved to pass said ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Richert, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. 
McCormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Fur- 
man, Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton. 
Krumdick, Novak, Kerner, Ahern, Home, Maypole, 
Smith, K^aindl, Olsen, Kunz. Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, 
Walkowiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, 
Franz, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Steffen, Roeder, Hader- 
lein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, Watson, 
Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. Lynch, 
O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, Hazen, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed : 



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Be it ordained by the Citij Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That an ordinance hei'etofore passed by 
this Council on April 22, 1918, and shown at page 2548 
of the Council Proceedings of that date, authorizing a 
contract with the Raymond Lead Company, be arid the 
siame is hereby amended as follows : 

By striking out of the third line of said ordinance the 
word "Raymond" and inserting in lieu thejeof the word 
"United." 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in force and ef- 
fect from and after its passage. 

Aid. Richert presented an order absolving the 
Highlands Slate Bank from liability on bond filed with 
the city as a depositary for the city's funds. 

Unanimous consent was given for consideration of 
said order 

Aid- Richert moved to pass said order. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Cough 1 in, L. B. Anderson. Jackson, 
IlifT,- Schwariz, Richert, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A, 
McCormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, WoodhuII. Fur- 
man. Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, 
Krumdick, Novak, Kerner, Ahern, Home, Maypole, 
Smith, Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, -Adamkiewicz, 
Walkowiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, 
Franz, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Stefifen, Roeder. Hader- 
lein,- Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, Watson, 
Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. Lynch, 
O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, Hazen, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos- J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed : 

Whereas, the Highlands State Bank, as a bidder for 
and depositary of the City's funds, filed with the 
City a bond for the protection of the City in its trans- 
actions, and 

Whereas, the said Highlands State Bank has ceased 
to be a depositary for City's funds, the City having 
withdrawn the last of such moneys as were on de- 
posit with said bank on March 13, 1918, therefore 
be it 

Ordered, That the Highlands State Bank and its 
surety or sureties on said bond be and they are hereby 
absolved from liability on said bond for any and all 
transactions subsequent to said March 13, 1918, in 
connection with its bid for and deposit with it of 
city funds. 

Aid. Richert presented the following order, which 
was, on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the claim of A. R. Boynton, for a 
rebate of water taxes, placed on file March 26, 1917, 
be taken from file and re-referred to the Committee 
on Finance. 

Aid. Richert presented claims of George S. Hill 
and Jariies P. Mclnerny for compensation for damage 
to property, claims of W. H. Grindol and Adolph Hass- 
man for refunds of 90 per cent of special assessments 
for water supply pipes, and a claim of S. S- Date for a 
rebate of water rates, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. McDonough and Mulcahy presented the follow- 
ing orders, which were, on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
the Amboy Products Co. to maintain a driveway at 
3506 South Morgan street; said permit to be issued 
and work to be done according to the provisions of 
the ordinance of July ,28, 1913, governing the con- 
struction and maintenance of driveways. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of. Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Walter P. McLogan to string, and maintain for thirty 
days, a muslin sign across the sidewalk in front of 
3661 Archer avenue. Said sign shall be erected and 
maintained in accordance with all rules and regula- 
tions of the Department of Public Works. This priv- 
ilege shall be- subject to termination by the Mayor at 
any time in his discretion. 

Aid. Mulcahy and McDonough presented an order di- 
recting issuance of a permit to Laddie Jan for construc- 
tion of a one-story frame addition to frarre cottage at 
3i46 South Leavitt street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and City 
Hall. 

Aid. Mulcahy and McDonough presented an order di- 
recting consideration of the question of constructing 
new quarters for the Fire Department located at West 
35lh street near South Halsted street. 

Aid. Mulcahy moved to pass said order*. 

Unanimous consent being refused for consideration of 
said order, Aid. Mulcahy moved to suspend the rules 
temporarily, to permit such consideration. 

The motion to suspend the rules was lost, by yeas 
and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna,' Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, Furman, McNichols, Cul- 
lerton, Krumdick, Home, Maypole, Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, 
Adamkiewicz, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Franz, Ellison, 
Byrne, Wm. J. Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran — 27. 
. i\ays — Schwartz, . Richert, A. A. McCormick, Nance, 
.Guernsey, Johnson, Govier, Novak, Kerner, Smith, Pio- 
trowski, Walkowiak, Walker, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, 
Roeder, Pretzel, Kennedy, Watson, Adamowski, Hrubec. 
Fisher, Hazen, A. 0. Anderson, Kostner, Clark, Thos. J. 
Lynch— 28. 

Whereupon said order was 

Referred to the Committee on Schools, Fire, Police 
and Civil Service. 

Aid. McDonough and Mulcahy presented a claim of a 
Mr. Londergon for a rebate of water rates, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted a rec- 
ommendation, estimate and ordinance for a supplemen- 
tal special assessment to pay the estimated deficiency 
of cost of work and interest of curbing, grading and 
paving with creosoted wooden blocks . Archer avenue, 
from West 39th street to South Kedzie avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Mulcahy, 
said estimate was approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows: 



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Yeas — KiMiim, Coughlin, L- B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Sfliwartz, Riehert, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. 
McCormiek, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, WoodhuU, Fur- 
man, Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Gullerton, 
Krumdick. Novak, Kerner, Ahern, Home, Maypole, 
Smith, Kaindl, Olsea, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, 
WaHiowiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, 
Franz, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Steffen, Roeder, Hader- 
lein, Gapitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, Watson, 
Littler, Adamow'ski, Hruboc, Byrne, Wm. J. Lynch, 
O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, Hazen, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — ^67. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for a tile 
pipe sewer in South Homan avenue, from West 37th 
place to 200 feet north of West 37th place. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. McDonough, 
said estimate was approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Riehert, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. 
McCormiek, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Fur- 
man. Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, 
Krumdick, Novak,. Kerner, Ahern, Home, Maypole, 
Smith, Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, 
Walk'owiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, 
Franz, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Steffen, Roeder, Hader- 
lein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, Watson, 
Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. Lynch, 
O'Toole, Long,'Moran, Fisher, Lyle, Hazen, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — ^67. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance providing for construction of a cement 
sidewalk on the w-est side of South Maplewood avenue, 
from West 44th street to West 45th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Mulcahy, 
said ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Riehert, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. 
McCormiek, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Fur- 
man, Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, 
Krumdick, Novak, Kerner, Ahern, Horne, Maypole, 
Smith, Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, A<iamkiewicz, 
Walkowiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, 
Franz, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Steffen, Roeder, Hader- 
lein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, Watson, 
Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. Lynch, 
O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, Hazen, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for a ce- 
ment sidewailk on the east side of South Robey street, 
from West 38th street to West 39th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. McDonough, 
said estimate was approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna; Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Riehert, McDon'ough, Mulcahy, A. A. 
McCormiek, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Fur- 
man, Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, 



■Krumdick, Novak, Kerner, Ahem, Horne, Maypole, 
Smith, Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, 
Waikowiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, 
Franz, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Steffen, Roeder, Hader- 
lein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, Watson, 
Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. Lynch, 
O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, Hazen. A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — ^^67. 
Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for a tile 
pipe sewer in South St. Louis avenue, from West 37th 
street to West 38th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Mulcahy, 
said estimate was approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Riehert, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. 
McCormiek, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Fur- 
man. Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, 
Krumdick, Novak, Kerner, Ahern, Horne, Maypole, 
Smith, Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz. ' 
Waikowiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, 
Franz, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Steffen, Roeder, Hader- 
lein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, Watson, 
Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. -J, Lynch, 
O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, Hazen, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — ^67. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for a tile 
pipe sewer in South Spaulding avenue, from 40 feet 
north of West 39th street to West 38th place. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. McDonough, 
said estimate was approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Riehert, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. 
McCormiek, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Fur- 
man, Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, 
Krumdick, Novak, Kerner, Ahern, Horne, Maypole, 
Smith, Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, 
Waikowiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, 
Franz, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Steffen, Roeder, Hader- 
lein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, Watson, 
Littler, Adamov^^ski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. Lynch, 
O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, Hazen, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, - 
A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for a tile 
pipe sewer in South Spaulding avenue, from West 37th 
place to 200 feet north of West 37th place. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Mulcahy, 
said estimate was approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff. Schwartz, .Riehert, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. 
McCormiek, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Fur- 
man, Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, 
Krumdick, Novak, Kerner, Ahern, Horne, Maypole, 
Smith, Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, 
Waikowiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, 



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Franz, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Steffen, Roeder, Hader- 
lein, Gapitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, Watsou, 
Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm- J. Lynch, 
O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, Hazen, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman,- Clark, Thos. J. Lynch— 67. 
Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for cement 
sidewalks on both sides of West 34th place, from South 
Halsted street to South Racine avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. McDonough, ' 
said estimate was approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff. Schwartz, Richert, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. 
McGormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Fur- 
man, Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichoIs, CuUerton, 
Krumdick, Novak, Kerner, Ahern, Home, Maypole, 
Smith, Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, 
Walkowiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, 
Franz,' Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Steffen, Roeder, Hader- 
lein, Gapitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, Watson, 
Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. Lynch, 
O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, Hazen, A. 0. Ander- 
■ son, Kostner, Toman, Glark, Thos. J. Lynch— 67. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for ce- 
ment sidewa:lks on both sides of South Winchester ave- 
nue, from West 38th street to West 39th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Mulcahy,' 
said estimate was approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yefl5_Kenna, Goughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Richert, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. 
McGormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Fur- 
man, Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichoIs, Gullerton, 
Krumdick, Novak, • Kerner, Ahern, Home, Maypole, 
Smith, Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, 
Walkowiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, 
Franz, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Steffen, Roeder, Hader- 
lein, Gapitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, Watson, 
Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. Lynch, 
O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, Hazen, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Glark, Thos- J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — None. 



SIXTH WARD. 

Aid. A. A. McGormick presented a claim of S. B. An- 
delson for a rebate of water rates, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Nance presented the following orders, which 
were, on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized and directed to issue 
a permit to Sam S. Mendlesohn and L. S. McMillan, 
president and secretary, respectively, of the Charle- 
voix Improvement Association, authorizing the use 
of city water from fire hydrants, without cost, from 
April 1, 1918, to November 15, 1918, in consideration 
of the cleaning of the following streets: From East 
55th street to East 63rd street, on S. Wabash avenue; 



from East 55th street to East 63rd street, on Indiana 
avenue; from East 55th street to East 63rd street, on 
Prairie avenue; from East 55th street to East 63rd 
street, on South Park avenue; from East 55th street 
to East 63rd street, on South Michigan avenue, said 
permit to contain a condition that if said Sam S. Men- 
delsohn and L. S. McMi.llan shall fail to clean said 
streets, or any of them, to the satisfaction and ap- 
proval of the Commissioner of Public Works, or if 
said water is used for any other purpose than street 
sprinkling, they shall pay to the City the full rate for 
all water used from the date of the issuance of said 
permit, and if said Sam S. Mendelsohn and L. S. Mc- 
Millan shall fail to .comply with the conditions of said 
permit, the Mayor shall revoke the same, and no other 
permit shall be issued to said Charlevoix Improve- 
ment Association until all charges have been paid. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
the Weinberg Plumbing and Heating Company to 
erect and maintain a drinking fountain at the curb- 
stone in front of premises located at 108 East 51st 
street. 

Aid. Nance presented an order directing that, pend- 
ing further investigation, Donald R. Richberg continue 
to represent the City as special counsel in certain liti- 
gation between the City and The Peoples Gas Light and 
Coke Company. 

Aid. Nance moved to pass said order. 

Unanimous consent being refused for consideration of 
said order. Aid. Nance moved to suspend the rules tem- 
porarily, to permit such consideration. 

The motion to suspend the rules was lost, by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

Yeas — Iliff, Schwartz, Richert, A. A. McGormick, 
Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, Johnson, 
Govier, Krumdick, Novak, Kerner, Walkowiak, Touhy, 
Kavanagh, Wa'lker, Bauler, Steffen, Gapitain, Lipps, 
Pretzel, Kennedy, Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, 
Fisher, Hazen, A. 0. Anderson, Kostner — 32. 

Nays — Kenna, Goughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, Klaus, McNichoIs, Gul- 
lerton, Ahern, Home, Maypole, Smith, Kaindl, Olsen, 
Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Powers, Fick, Franz, 
Ellison, Roeder, Byrne, Wm. J. Lynch, O'Toole, Long, 
Moran, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 31. 

Whereupon the order was 

Referred to the Committee on Gas, Oil and Electric 
Light. 

Aid. Nance presented an ordinance for amendment of 
Section 1382 of The Chicago Code of 1911, in reference 
to the whitewashing of cellar walls and ceilings and 
the walls of light shafts and courts, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Public Health. 

Aid. Nance presented a resolution directing considera- 
tion of the question of remitting vehicle license fees to 
certain medical inspectors employed by the City, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Nance presented a claim of J. F. Sullivan for a 
rebate of water rates, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



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Ali1. Felzor presented the rollowing orders, which 
were, on motion, duly passed : 

Oi-dereil, Tiiat the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
A. H. Bell, 7210 Oglesby avenue, to tap water supply 
pipe 200 feet south of East 72nd street, west front on 
Ogiesby avenue to sprinkle war garden, 100 ft. x 125 
ft., known as lots 18 and 19, block 4 of Kenntize Ad- 
dition. Said plumbing to be done at applicant's own 
expense. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
hi} and he is hereby directed -to issue a permit to 
John Ohlin to construct and maintain a driveway 
across the sidewalk in front of premises known as 
719 East 74th street; said permit to be issued and the 
work therein authorized to be done in accordance 
with the terms of an ordinance passed July 28, 1913, 
governing the construction and maintenance of drive- 
ways. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
F. S. Wilson, Chairman State Council of Defense of 
Woodlawn District, to obtain water from fire plug lo- 
cated in the vicinity of East 79th street between Clyde 
and Paxton avenues to sprinkle war gai^dens located 
at East 79th street between Clyde and Paxton avenues 
and running six or seven hundred feet south. 

Aid. Fetzer presented a claim of C. E. Dobbins for a 
refund of license fee, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted a rec- 
ommendation, estimate and ordinance for grading and 
paving with Portland cement concrete the alleys be- 
tween East 63rd street. East 64th street, Langley ave- 
nue and Champlain avenue, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Home Defense. 



EIGHTH WARD. 

Aid. Woodhull presented a claim of Henry Neubert 
for wages, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Woodhull and Furman presented an ordinance 
authorizing a lease with the United States of America 
for a portion of Harbor District No. 4 (Lake Calumet) 
at a nominal rental, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Harbors, Wharves and 
Bridges. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted an or- 
dinance repealing an ordinance (passed October 1, 
1917) for a water supply pipe in Bennett avenue from 
East 87th street to East 90th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Woodhull, 
said ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Richert, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. 
McCormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Fur- 
.man, Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, 
Krumdick, Novak, Kemer, Ahern, Home, Maypole, 



Smith, Kaindi, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, 
Walkowiak, Touliy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, 
Franz, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Steffen, Roeder, Hader- 
lein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, Watson, 
Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. Lynch, 
O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, Hazen, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos- J. Lynch — 67. 
Naijs — None. 

ALSO, 

, An ordinance repealing an ordinance (passed Octo- 
ber 1, 1917) for a water supply pipe in Constance ave- 
nue from East 87th street to East 90th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Furman, 
said ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Richert, McDonough" Mulcahy, A. A. 
McCormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Fur- 
man, Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, 
Krumdick, Novak, Kerner, Ahern, Home, Maypole, 
Smith, Kaindi, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz. 
Walkowiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, 
Franz, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Steffen, Roeder, Hader- 
lein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, Watson, 
Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. Lyncli. 
O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, Hazen, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance repealing an ordinance (passed July 10, 
1916) for opening Green Bay avenue from East 114th 
street to East 117th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Woodhull, 
said ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Richert, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. 
McCormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Fur- 
man, Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, 
Krumdick, Novak, Kernef, Ahern, Home, Maypole, 
Smitii, Kaindi, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, 
Walkowiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, 
Franz, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Steffen, Roeder, Hader- 
lein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, Watson, 
Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. Lynch, 
O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, Hazen, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos- J. Lynch — 67. 

Naijs — None. 

• ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for ce- 
ment sidewalks on both sides of Luella avenue from 
East 76th street to' East 79th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Furman, 
said estimate was approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Richert, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. 
McCormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Fur- 
man, Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, 
Krumdick, Novak, Kerner, Ahern, Horne, Maypole, 
Smith, 'Kaindi, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, 
Walkowiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, 
Franz, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Steffen, Roeder, Hader- 
lei-n, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, Watson, 



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Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. Lynch, 
O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, Hazen, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Tlios. J. Lynch — 67. 
.Vai/s — None. . . 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for ce- 
ment sidewalks on both sides of East 10'5th street from 
Avenue G to Ewing avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. WoodhuU, 
said -estimate was approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, .Jackson, 
IlilT, Schwartz, Richert, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. 
McCormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Fur- 
man. Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, CuUerton, 
Krumdick, Novak, Kerner, Ahei-n, Home, Maypole, 
Smith, Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, 
Walkowiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, 
Franz, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Steffen, Roeder, Hader- 
lein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, Watson, 
Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. Lynch, 
O'Toole", Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, Hazen, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — {57. 

Nays — None. 



NINTH WARD. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted an or- 
dinance repealing an ordinance (passed October 1, 
1917) for paving the alloys between East 1 1 ith street. 
East 114th place, South State street and South Michi- 
gan avenue. 

By unanimous conse'nt, on motion of Aid- Johnson, 
said ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Richert, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. 
McCormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Fur- 
man, Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, 
Krumdick, Novak, Kerner, Ahern, Home, Maypole, 
Smith, Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, 
Walkowiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, 
Franz, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Steffen, Roeder. Hader- 
lein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, Watson, 
Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. Lynch, 
O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, Hazen, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thbs. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for a 
system of tile pipe sewers in the following streets: 
Cottage Grove avenue from East 111th street to a point 
200 feet north of East 109th street, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Govier, 
said estimate was approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yea^ — Kenna, Coughlin, L. ' B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Richert, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. 
McCormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Fur- 
man, Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, 
Krumdick, Novak, Kerner, Ahern, Home, Maypole, 
Smith, Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, 



Walkowiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowier, Fick, 
Franz, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Steffen, Roeder, Hader- 
lein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, Watson, 
Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. Lynch, 
O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, Hazen, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 
Nays — None._ 

ALSO, 

A recommendation and ordinance for widening 
Drexel avenue between East OOtli street and East 91st 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Johnson, 
said ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Richert, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. 
McCormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Fur- 
man, Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, 
Krumdick, Novak, Kerner, Ahern, Home, Maypole, 
Smith, Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, 
Walkowiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, 
Franz, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Steffen, Roeder, Hader- 
lein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, Watson, 
Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. Lynch, 
O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, Hazen, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos- J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance providing for construction of a cement 
sidewalk on the east side of South Halsted street from 
West 122nd street to West 123rd street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Govier, 
said ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Richert, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. 
McCormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Fur- 
man, Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton. 
Krumdick, Novak, Kerner, Ahern, Home, Maypole. 
Smith, Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, 
Walkowiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, 
Franz, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Steffen, Roeder, Hader- 
lein. Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, Watson, 
Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. Lynch, 
O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, Hazen, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation and ordinance for opening West 
114th street between Wentworth avenue and Yale ave- 
nue. 

By. unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Johnson, 
said ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coug'hlin, L- B. Anderson, Jacksion, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Richert, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. 
McCormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Fur- 
man. Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, 
Krumdick, Novak, Kerner, Ahern, Home, Maypole, 
Smith, Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, 
Walkowiak, Touhy, Kavanagh,- Powers, Bowler, Fick, 
Franz, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Steffen, Roeder, Hader- 
lein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, Watson, 
Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. Lynch, 



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O'Tdolo, I.oii.u:, Moraii, I-MsIkm', l.yl(>, llazcn, A. 0. Ander- 
son. Koslncr, 'I'oinan, (Hark, Thos. J. Lynch — ^67. 
Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A i'oconiin(Mulat-ion, estimate and ordinance for a ce- 
ment sidewalk on tlie south side of East 79th street 
from Greenwood avenue to Cottage Grove avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Govier, 
said estimate was approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kcnna, Cough 1 in, L- B. Anderson, Jackson, 
lliff, Schwartz, Richert, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. 
McCormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Fur- 
man, Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, 
Krumdick, Novak, Kerner, Ahern, Horne, Maypole, 
Smith, Kaindl, Olsen, 'Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, 
Walkowiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, 
Franz, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Steffen, Roeder, Hader- 
lein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, Watson, 
Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. Lynch, 
O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, Hazen, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for six- 
inch drains in South Park avenue between East 77th 
street and East 88th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Johnson, 
said estimate was approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L- B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Richert, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. 
McCormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Wooi^hull, Fur- 
man, Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, 
Krumdick, Novak, Kerner, Ahern, Home, Maypole, 
Smith, Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, 
Walkowiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, 
Franz, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Steffen, Roeder, Hader- 
lein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, Watson, 
Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. Lynch, 
O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, Hazen, A. 0. Ander- 
son. Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynph — ^67. 

Nays — None. 



O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, Hazen, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 
Nays — None. 



TENTH WARD. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted an or- 
dinance providing for construction of cement sidewalks 
on both sides of West 13th street from South Racine 
avenue to Loomis street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Klaus, said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L- B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Richert, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. 
McCormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Fur- 
man, Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, 
Krumdick, Novak, Kerner, Ahern, Horne, Maypole, 
Smith, Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, 
Walk'owiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, 
Franz, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Steffen, Roeder, Hader- 
lein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, Watson, 
Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. Lynch, 



ELEVENTH WARD. ' 

Aid. Cullerton presented the following order, which 
was, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to The 
Tin Foil & Metal Co. to maintain three (3) drive- 
> ways at Nos. 1251 to 1263 South Campbell avenue; 
said permit to be issued and work to be done accord- 
ing to the provisions of the ordinance of July 28, 
1913, governing the construction and maintenance of 
driveways. 

Aid. Cullerton presented an order for abatement of 
an alleged nuisance caused by "Bubbly Creek", which 

was . ' . 

Referred to the Committee on Public Health. 



TWELFTH WARD. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted a rec- 
ommendation, estimate and ordinance for cement side- 
walks on both sides of South Fairfield avenue from 
West 12th street to Ogden avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Kerner, 
said estimate was approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follow-s: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B . Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Richert, McDoaough, Mulcahy, A. A. 
McCormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Fur- 
man, Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, 
Krumdick, Novak, Kerner, Ahern, Horne, Maypole, 
Smith, Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, 
Walkowiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, 
Franz, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Steffen, Roeder, Hader- 
lein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, Watson, 
Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. Lynch, 
O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, Hazen, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — None. 



FOURTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Maypole presented an ordinance for amendment 
of Sections 1626 and 1627 of The Chicago Code of 1911, 
in reference to the issuance of permits for the exhibi- 
tion of certain kinds of. motion picture films, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary, 

Aid. Smith and Maypole presented an order directing 
that Joseph Komperda be permitted to maintain and 
occupy shed at 1910 West Erie street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and City 
Hall. 

Aid. Smith and Maypole presented a claim of Barney 
Dougherty for wages, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



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Aid. Smith and Maypole presented an order for open- 
ing an alley in the block bounded by North St. Louis 
avenue, North Central Park avenue, Fulton street and 
Carroll avenue, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improvements. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted a rec- 
ommendation, estimate and ordinance for grading and 
paving with Portland cement concrete the alley between 
West Lake street, Park avenue, North Paulina street 
and North Hermitage avenue, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Home T>efense. 



FIFTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Kaindl presented an order for maintenance of 
premises known as 819 North California avenue, as at 
present constructed, which was 

Referred to the Corrjmittee on Buildings and City 
Hall. 

Aid. Olsen presented an order providing that police- 
men of The Sanitary District of Chicago, when in uni- 
form, be permitted to ride on street railway and ele- 
vated railroad cars without payment of fares, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Transportation. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted a rec- 
ommendation, estimate and ordinance for curbing, 
grading and paving with brick the alleys between 
Augusta street, West Walton street, North Ashland 
avenue and North Marshfield avenue, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Home Defense. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for a ce- 
ment sidewalk on the north side of Rice street from 
the second alley east of North Homan avenue to North 
Homan avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Kaindl, 
said estimate was approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B . Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Richert, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A: 
McCormick, Nance, F^tzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Fur- 
man, Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, CuUerton, 
Krumdick, Novak, Kerner, Ahern, Home, Maypole, 
Smith, Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, 
Walkowiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, 
Franz, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Steffen, Roeder, Hader- 
lein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, Watson, 
Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. Lynch, 
O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, Hazen, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — None. 



SIXTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Kunz presented an ordinance providing for the 
vacation of part of McHenry street between Wabansia 
avenue and Redfield street, part of Redfield street be- 
tween McHenry street and Elston avenue, and part of 
the northeasterly-and-southwesterly alley in th'e block 



bounded by Elston avenue, McHenry street, Redfield 
street and Wabansia avenue, in Block 17, Sheffield's 
Addition to Chicago, Section 29>, 31, 32 and 33-40-14- 
(Illinois Steel Company, beneficiary), which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Industries. 

Aid. Kunz presented a petition and an ordinance for 
the vacation of the east-and-west alley in the block 
bounded by Armitage avenue, Crossing street, Elston 
avenue and C. & N. W. R. R., in Block 3, Quentin's Sub- 
division, Sheffield's Addition to Chicago, Section 32- 
40-14 (Charles Stecher Machinery Company, benefic- 
iary), which were , 

Referred, to the Committee on Local Industries. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted a rec- 
ommendation, estimate and ordinance for curbing, 
grading and paving with brick the alleys between 488.7 
feet south of the south line of Blanche street, Black- 
hawk street. Cleaver street and Holt street, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Home Defense. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for curb- 
ing, grading and paving with brick the alleys between 
Blanche street, 217.7 feet south of the south line of 
Blanche street. Cleaver street and Holt street, which 
were 

Referred to the Committee on Home Defense. 



SEVENTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Adamkiewicz presented an ordinance for amend- 
ment of regulations concerning the sale of cigarettes 
and cigarette papers and wrappers, which was 

Referred to the Committee on License. 

Aid. Walkowiak and Adamkiewicz presented orders 
for paving an alley in the block bounded by North Ash- 
land avenue. Noble street, Cornell street and West Wal- 
ton street, and for paving with brick the north-and- 
south alley in the block bounded by Tell place, Emma 
street. North Ashland avenue and Milwaukee avenue, 
which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Improvements. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted an or- 
dinance providing for construction of a cement side- 
walk on the north side of West Kinzie street from 
North Sangamon street to North Morgan street. 

Consideration of which was, on motion of Aid. Wal- 
kowiak, deferred. 



EIGHTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Touhy presented a claim of H. Fash for a re- 
fund of license fee, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Kavanagh presented the iollowing orders, which 
were, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Buildings be 
and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to Arnold 
Bros, to erect and maintain a sign, 15-ft. by 25-ft., 



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on the roof of building located at, 656 West Randolpli 
sli-eet. This privilege shall be subject, to termina- 
tion at any time at thf discretion of the Mayor. 

Ordered. That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Henry G. Lange to maintain two (2) driveways on 
the west side of Curtis street, 25 feet and 58 feet re- 
spectively, north of Fulton street; said permit to be 
issued and work to be done according to the provis- 
ions of the ordinance of July 28, 19.13, governing the 
construction of driveways. 

Ordered. That the Commissioner of Buildings be 
and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to the 
Van Buren Garage and Sales Company to erect and 
maintain a wooden sign, JO-ft. by 30-ft., in the rear 
of building at 19'i7 West Van Buren street. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted a rec- 
ommendation, estimate and ordinance for curbing, 
^grading and paving with brick the north-and-south 
alley between- West Madison street. West Monroe 
street, South Robey street and South Seeley avenue, 
which were 

Referred to the Committee on Home Defense. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for curb- 
ing, grading and paving with granite blocks the east- 
and-west alley 270 feet south of the south line of West 
Randolph street from North Jefferson street to 150 feet 
east of the east line of North Jefferson street, which 
were 

Referred to. the Committee on Home Defense. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for tiurb- 
ing, grading and paving with brick the alleys between 
West Washington boulevard, West Madison street. 
North Ada street and Sheldon street, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Home Defense. 



NINETEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Powers presented an order directing issuance 
of a permit to the Federated Zionist Societies to sell 
tlowers on May 19, 1918, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Powers presented claims of Thomas J. Kane and 
E. C. Wyman for rebates of water rates, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Bowler presented an order directing that A. M. 
Kapsa be permitted to remove frame building from 
premises known as 514 Taylor street to premises 
known as 512 Taylor street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and City 
Hall. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted an or- 
dinance repealing an ordinance (passed November 6, 
1916) for paving the alleys between West Congress 
street. West Harrison street. South Racine avenue and 
Throop street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Powers, 
said ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 



Yeas — Kenna, Cough tin, L- B. Anderson, Jackson, 
lliff, Schwartz, Richert, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. 
McCormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodtuill, Fur- 
man, Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, 
Krumdick, Novak, Kerner, .^hern, Home, Maypole, 
Smith, Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, 
Walkowiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, 
Franz, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Steffen, Roeder, Hader- 
lein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, Watson, 
Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. Lynch, 
O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, Hazen, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — None. 



TWENTIETH WARD. 

• Aid. Fick and Franz ifresented an order directing is- 
suance of a permit to Isadore Goldberg to remodel shed 
at 6i'7 West 14th street, which was 

^Referred to the Committee on Buildings and City 
Hall. 

Aid. Franz, Steffen, Byrne, Maypole and Kaindf pre- 
sented the following order, which was, on motion, duly 
passed: 

Ordered. That the City Architect be and he hereby 
is directed to submit to the Committee on Schools, 
Fire, Police and Civil Service a copy of all plans 
drawn by him or which he may hereafter prepare 
for the construction or alteration of police stations 
and fire engine houses. 

The 'Board of Local Improvements submitted an or- 
dinance repealing an ordinance (passed March 2, 1914) 
for paving the alleys- between West 12th street. Max- 
well street, South Peoria street and South Sangamon 
street. 

.By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Fick, said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Cough 1 in, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Ilift'. Schwartz, Richert, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. 
McCormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Fur- 
man, Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, 
Krumdick, Novak, Kerner, Ahern, Home, Maypole, 
Smith, Kaindl, ' Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, 
Walkowiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, 
Franz, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Steffen, Roeder, Hader- 
lein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy,- Watson, 
Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. Lynch, 
O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, Hazen, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — ^^67. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance providing for construction of a cement 
sidewalk on the west side of South Halsted street from 
West 21st street to West 22nd street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid- Franz, said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, I^. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff. Schwartz, Richert, McDonough. Mulcahy. A. A. 
McCormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Fur- 
man, Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, 
Krumdick, Novak, Kerner, Ahefn, Home, Maypole, 
Smith, Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, 



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Waikowiak, Touhy, K^vanagh, Powers, Bowler, Flck, 
P'ranz, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Steffen, Roeder, Hader- 
lein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, Watson, 
Littler, Adamovvski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wna. J. Lynch, 
O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyie, Hazen, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — ^67. 
Nays — None. 



TWENTY-FIRST WARD. 

Aid. Walker presented the following orders, which 
were, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to Wm. 
G. Burkhardt for I wo driveways at 2052 Lane court 
and 335 Garfield avenue. Said permit to be issued 
and work to be done according Iq the provisions of 
the ordinance of July 28, 1913, governing the con- 
struction and maintenance of driveways. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to J. F. 
Henricks to erect and maintain a wooden portable 
sign, 2 14 -ft. by 3% -ft., at the edge of the sidewalk 
in front of premises located at 1108 North Wells 
street 'Said sign shall be erecled and maintained in 
accordance with all rules and regulations of the De- 
partment of Public Works. This privilege shall be 
subject to termination by the Mayor at any time in 
his discretion. 



TWENTY-SECOND WARD. 

Aid. Bauler presented the following orders, which 
were, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Gas and Elec- 
tricity be and he is hereby directed to install two 
electric arc lights on Clay street between Clyhourn 
avenue and Kingsbury street. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permif to the 
Seaman Paper Company, a corporation, to maintain 
a driveway at No. 421 West Ontario street; said per- 
mit to be issued and work lo be done according to 
the provisions of the ordinance of July 28, 1913, 
governing the construction and maintenance of 
driveways. 

Aid. Bauler presented an ordinance granting permis- 
sion and authority to the Jointless Fir£ Brick Com- 
pany to construct, maintain and operate a railroad 
switch track in Kingsbury street, northwesterly of Clay 
street, which was - 

Referred to the Committee on Local Industries. 

Aid. Bauler presented an ordinance granting permis- 
sion and authority to Spielmann Brothers Company to 
construct, maintain and operate a railroad switch track 
in Kingsbury street, southeasterly of West North ave- 
nue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Industries. 

Aid. Bauler presented claims of B. F. Clettenberg & 
Co. (agents), B. J. Sullivan and Tornatore Bros, for re- 
bates of water rates, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



The Board of Local Improvements submitted a rec- 
ommendation, estimate and ordinance for curbing, 
grading and paving with brick the alley first north of 
West North avenue (known as Shades place) from Bur- 
ling street to North Halsted street, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Home Defense. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for curb- 
ing, grading and paving with brick the alley first north 
of West North avenue known as Shades place from 
Orchard street to Burling street, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Home Defense. 



TWENTY-THIRD WARD. 

Aid. StetYen presented an ordinance pi'oviding for the 
vacation of part of the north-and-south alley in the 
block bounded by Cleveland avenue, Grant place, Lar- 
rabee street and Webster -avenue, in Lay's Subdivision 
of Block 12 of Canal Trustees' Subdivision, Section 
30-40-14 (Grant Hospital of Chicago, beneficiary), 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted a rec- 
ommendation, estimate and ordinance for'grading and 
paving with bituminated concrete the alleys between 
Hamburg street, Garfield avenue, Larrabee street and 
Orchard street, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Home Defense. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for curb- 
ing, grading and paving with asphalt Wolfram street 
from North Ashland avenue to North Paulina street, 
which were 

Referred to the Committee on Home Defense. 



TWENTY-FOURTH WARD. 

Aid. Roeder presented the following orders, which 
were, on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Aronson-Cohn Iron and Steel Company to construct 
and maintain a driveway across the sidewalk in front 
of premises known as 2030-34 Soutliport avenue; 
said permit to be issued and the work therein au- 
thorized to be done in accordance with the terms of 
an ordinance passed July 28; 1913, governing the con- 
struction and maintenance of driveways. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Jacob Gordon to construct and maintain a driveway 
across the sidewalk in front of premises known as 
1509 Barry avenue; said permit to be issued and the 
work therein authorized to be done in accordance 
with the terms of an ordinance passed July 28, 1913, 
governing the construction and maintenance of 
driveways. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Gas and Elec- 
tricity be and he is hereby^directed to install an elec- 



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Ii'ic arc liglit on the south side of Barry avenue at the 
ali(>y east of Southport avenue. 

Aki. Haderlein presented the foUovving orders, which 
were, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That Ihe Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to W. 
C. Moulton and J. P. Scharff, to maintain a drive- 
way at No. 1424 Altgeld street; said permit to be is- 
sued and work to be done according to the provisions 
of the ordinance of July 28, 1913, governing the con- 
struction and maintenance of driveways. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Franklin P. Smith to maintain two (2) driveways at 
No. 1618-22 Chester street; said permit to be issued 
and work to be done according to the provisions of 
the ordinance of July 28, 1913, governing the con- 
struction and maintenance of driveways. 

Aid. Haderlein presented a. petition and an order for 
paving with concrete an aUey in the block bounded by 
Melrose street, School street. North Paulina street and 
Ravenswood avenue, which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Improvements. 



TWENTY-FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. CapiLain presented the following order, which 
was, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized to issue a permit to 
Arthur L- Olson to construct, maintain and operate 
two canopies over the sidewalk in Clarendon and 
Windsor avenues, to be attached to the building or 
structure located at the southwest corner of Claren- 
don and Windsor avenues, in accordance with plans 
and specifications to be filed with the Commissioner 
of Public Works, and approved by the Commissioner 
of Buildings and Chief of P^ire Prevention and Public 
Safety, said canopy in Clarendon avenue not to ex- 
ceed thirty (30) feet in length nor ten (10) feet in 
width and said canopy in Windsor avenue not to ex- 
ceed twenty-one (21) feet in length nor ten (10) feet 
in width, respectively, upon the filing of the appli- 
cation and bond and payment of the initial compen- 
sation provided for by ordinance. 

Aid. Link presented the following orders, which were, 
on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized to issue a permit to 
Arthur L. Olson to construct, maintain and operate 
two canopies over the sidewalk in Clarendon and 
Windsor avenues, to be attached to the building or 
structure located at the southwest corner of Claren- 
don and Windsor avenues, in accordance with plans 
and specifications to be filed with the Commissioner 
of Public Works and approved by the Commissioner 
of Buildings and Chief of Fire Prevention and Public 
Safetj^, said canopy in Clarendon avenue not to ex- 
ceed thirty (30) feet in length nor ten (10) feet in 
width and said canapy in Windsor avenue not to ex- 
ceed twenty-one (21) feet in length nor ten (10) feet 
in width, upon the filing of the application and bond 



and payment of the initial compensation provided for 
by ordinance. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized to rep'lace tree killed 
by electric wires in front of 835 Dakin street. 

Aid. Link presented a claim of Mrs. Catherine Spohier 
for a decrease of water rates, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted a rec- 
ommendation, estimate and ordinance for grading and 
paving with bituminated concrete the alleys between 
Rosemont avenue, Granville avenue, Lakewood avenue 
and Wayne avenue, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Home Defense. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for grad- 
ing and paving with bituminated concrete the alleys be- 
tween Sunnyside avenue. Gait avenue. Clarendon ave- 
nue and Hazel street, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Home Defense. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for grad- 
ing and paving with bituminated concrete the alleys be- 
tween Sunnyside avenue, Gault avenue. Hazel street and 
Sheridan road, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Home Defense. 



TWENTY-SIXTH WARD. 

Aid. Lipps presented the following orders, which 
were, on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Gas and Elec- 
tricity be and he is hereby requested and directed to 
install electric arc lights on Blaine place, from the 
first alley w-est of Lincoln avenue to North Rockwell 
stree*. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Nicholas Wolf to maintain a driveway on the east 
side of North Leavitt street 50 feet south of Lawrence 
avenue; said permit to be issued and work to be done 
according to the provisions of the ordinance of July 
28, 1913, governing the construction and maintenance 
of driveways. 

Aid. Pretzel presented a claim of St. Benedict's Church 
for reimbursement of cost of removing poles, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Pretzel presented a .petition and an order for 
paving with concrete an alley in the block bounded by 
Waveland avenue, Patterson avenue. North Lincoln 
street and North Robey street, which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Improvements. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted^ an or- 
dinance providing for construction of cement sidewalks 
on a system of streets as follows, to wit: south side of 
Albion avenue, from North Francisco avenue to North 
Whipple street, etc. 



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By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Lipps, said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Cough I in, L- B. Anderson, Jackson, 
lliff, Schwartz, Richert, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. 
AIcGormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Fur- 
man, Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, 
Krumdick, Novak, Kerner, Ahern, Home, Maypole, 
Smith, Kaindi,Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, 
Walkowiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, 
Franz, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Steffen, Roeder, Hader- 
lein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, Watson, 
Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. Lynch, 
O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, Hazen, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — '67. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation and ordinance for opening an alley 
between Winona street. North Clark street, Foster ave- 
nue and North AsMand avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Pretzel, said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeos-;^Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
lliff, Schwartz, Richert, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. 
McCormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodliull, Fur- 
man, Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, 
Krumdick, Novak, Kerner, Ahern, Home, Maypole, 
Smith, Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, 
Walkowiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, 
Franz, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, SteiTen, Roeder, Hader- 
lein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, Watson, 
Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. Lynch, 
O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, Hazen, A'. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — G7. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for water 
service pipes in a system of streets as follows : North 
Artesian avenue, between Granville avenue and Rose- 
mont avenue, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Lipps, said 
estim^ate was approved and said ordinance was passed, 
by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson,* Jackson, 
lliff, Schwartz, Richert, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. 
McCormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Fur- 
man, -Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, 
Krumdick, Novak, Kerner, Ahern, Home, Maypole, 
Smith, Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, 
Walkowiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, 
Franz, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Steffen, Roeder, Hader- 
lein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, Watson, 
Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. Lynch, 
O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, Hazen, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — ^67. 

Nays — None. '• 

ALSO, 

An ordinance repealing an ordinance (passed Janu- 
ary 11, 1917) for water supply pipes in a. system of 
streets as follows: North California avenue, from Devon 
avenue to Albion avenue, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Pretzel, 
said ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as fdllows : 



Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
lliff, Schwartz, Richert, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. 
McCormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Fur- 
man, Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols; Cullerton, 
Krumdick, Novak, Kerner, Ahern, Home, Maypole, 
Smith, Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, 
Walkowiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick. 
Franz, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Steffen, Roederj Hader- 
lein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy," Watson, 
Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. Lynch, 
O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, Hazen, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 07. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for curb- 
ing, grading and paving with asphaltic macadam, a sys- 
tem of streets as follows, to wit: North Claremont ave- 
nue, from Devon avenue to 8 feet south of the north 
line of Granville avenue, etc., which were 

Referred to the Committee on Home Defense. 



TWENTY-SEVENTH WARD. 

Ald,_ Watson presented the following orders, which 
were, on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Chicago and North Western Railway Go. to construct 
and maintain driveways across the sidewalk in front 
of premises known as the Jefferson Park Station of 
the C. & N. W. Ry. Co., as per plat attached hereto; 
said permit to be issued and the work therein author- 
ized to be done in accordance with the terms of an- 
ordinance passed July 28, 1913, governing the con- 
struction and maintenance of driveways. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
F. B. Cholvin to erect and maintain a barber pole at 
the edge of the sidewalk in front of 6107 Norwood 
Park avenue. Said barber pole shall be erected and 
maintained in accordance with all the rules and regu- 
lations of the Department of Public Works. This 
privilege shall be subject to termination by the Mayor 
at any time in his discretion. 

Aid. Watson presented a claim of Michael T. Butler 
for reimbursement of expense incurred on account of 
personal injuries, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted a rec- 
ommendation, estiftiate and ordinance for curbing, grad- 
ing and paving with asphalt North Hamlin avenue, from 
Milwaukee avenue to Belmont avenue, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Home Defense. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for curb- 
ing, grading and paving with asphalt Higgins avenue, 
from Edmunds street produced southwesterly to North 
Austin avenue, which were 

Referred to the. Committee on Home Defense. 



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AI.SO, 

Aa ordinance providing for construction of cement 
sidewalks on bolli sides of Kimball aveinie, from Addi- 
son street to Belmont avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Kennedy, 
said ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
IlifT, Schwartz, Richert, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. 
McCormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Fur- 
man, Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Ciillerton. 
Krumdick, Novak, Kerner, Ahern, Home, Maypole, 
Smith, Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, 
Walkowiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, 
Franz, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Steffen, Roeder, Hader- 
lein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, Watson. 
Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. Lynch, 
O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, Hazen, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos- J. Lynch^ — 67. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

^ An ordinance providing for construction of a ce- 
ment s.idewalk on the southwesterly side of Navarre 
avenue, from Nettleton avenue to Neola avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Watson, 
said ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as fo-llows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Richert, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. 
McCormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Fur- 
man, Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, 
Krumdick, Novak, Kerner, Ahern, Home, Maypole, 
Smith, Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz. 
Walkowiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Pow-ers, Bowler, Fick, 
Franz, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Steffen, Roeder, Hader- 
lein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, Watson, 
Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. Lynch, 
O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, Hazen, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Naijs — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for a sys- 
tem of brick and tile pipe sewers in the following 
streets : Raven street, from North Natoma avenue to 
Norwood Park avenue, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Kennedy, 
said estimate was approved and said ordinance was • 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Richert, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. 
McCormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Fur- 
man, Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, 
Krumdick, Novak, Kerner, Ahern, Home, Maypole, 
Smith, Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz. 
Walkowiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowier, Fick, 
Franz, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Steffen, Roeder, Hader- 
lein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, Watson, 
Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. Lynch, 
O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, Hazen, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for a ce- 
ment sidewalk on the north side of Sunnyside avenue, 



from the railroad first east of North Lamon avenue to 
North Lavergne avenue, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Watson, 
said estimate was approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as foflows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Richert, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. 
McCormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Fur- 
man, Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, 
Krumdick, Novak, Kerner, Ahern, Home, Maypole, 
Smith, Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, 
Walkowiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, 
Franz, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Steffen, Roeder, Hader- 
lein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, Watson, 
Littler, AdamoWski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. Lynch, 
O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, Hazen, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance repealing an ordinance (passed Novem- 
ber 5, 1917) for widening Sunnyside avenue, from Mil- 
waukee avenue to North Central avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Kennedy, 
said ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L- B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff. Schwartz, Richert, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. 
McCormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Fur- 
man, Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, 
Krumdick, Novak, Kerner, Ahern, Home, Maypole, 
Smith, Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, 
Walkowiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, 
Franz, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Steffen, Roeder, Hader- 
lein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, Watson, 
Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. Lynch, 
O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, Hazen, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67-. 

A6(/.s'-None. 



TWENTY-EIGHTH WARD. 

Aid. Littler presented the following order, which was, 
on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Louis & Charles Baer to maintain a driveway at 
1958-60 Wilmot a^'enue; said permit to be issued and 
w'ork to be done according to the provisions of the 
ordinance of July 28, 1913, governing the construction 
and maintenance of driveways. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted a rec- 
ommendation, estimate and ordinance for curbing, grad- 
ing and paving with brick the alleys between Fullerton 
avenue, Berlin street, Cromwell street and North Cali- 
fornia avenue, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Home Defense. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance providing for construction of a cement 
sidewalk on the southeasterly side of St. Helen street, 
from Stave street southwesterly to its terminus. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Littler, said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as follows: 



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Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Richert, McDonougli, Mulcahy, A. A. 
McCormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Fur- 
man, Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Gullerton, 
Krumdick, Novak, Kerner, Ahern, Home, Maypole, 
Smith, Kaindl, Olsen, Kuiiz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, 
Walkovviak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, 
Franz, Walker, Ellison, Ba'uler, Steffen^Roeder, Hader- 
lein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, Watson, 
Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. Lynch, 
O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, Hazeii, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

yays — None. 



TWENTY-NIIVTH WARD. 

Aid. Hrubeo presented a claim of St. Jowkowski for 
a rebate of water rates, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Byrne presented the following order, which was, 
on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to install a drinking 
fountain at the southeast corner of West 69th street 
and South Ashland avenue. 

Aid. Byrne presented an order directing considera- 
tion of the matter of operating the 63rd street railway 
system through to South Central Park avenue, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Transportation. 

Aid. Byrne presented an ordinance for amendment 
of The Chicago Code of 1911, defining the fire limits 
of the city within which wooden buildings shall not be 
erected, to include in said district certain territory in 
the extreme southwestern portion of the city, south of 
West 45th street, and west of South Western avenue, 
which was 

' Referred to the Committee on Buildings and City Hall. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted a rec- 
ommendation, estimate and ordinance for curbing, grad- 
ing and paving with brick the alley between West 50th 
street, West 51st street, South Ashland avenue and 
South Marshfield avenue, which were 

Referred to the Commitee on Home Defense. • 

ALSO, 

An ordinance repealing an ordinance (passed Feb- 
ruary 4, 1918) for drains in South Oakley avenue be- 
tween West 55th street and West 59th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Hrubec, 
said ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Richert, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. 
McCormick,- Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Fur- 
man, Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, 
Krumdick, Novak, Kerner, Ahern, Home, Maypole, 
Smith, Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, 
Walkowiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, 
Franz, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Steffen, Roeder, Hader- 
lein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, Watson, 
Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. Lynch, 



O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, Hazen, A. 0. Ander- 
son. Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 
Nays — None. 



THIRTIETH WARD. 

Aid. O'Toole presented an order directing issuance of 
a permit to the German Deaconess Hospital to erect 
and maintain an additional floor to the hospital at West 
5'ith place and South Morgaa. street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and City Hall. 



THIRTY-FIRST WARD. 

Aid. Moran presented an order directing issuance of a 
permit to Edward Burke-to construct an addition to and 
to make alterations in building at 702 West 61st place, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and City Hall. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted a rec- 
ommendation, estimate and ordinance for cement side- 
walks on a system of streets as follows, to wit: both 
sides of West 56th street from South Morgan street to 
South Racine avenue, etc., which were 

Referred to the Committee on Home. Defense. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance providing for construction of a cement 
sidewalk on the east side of South Racine avenue from 
West 57th street to West '58th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Long, said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
liifT, Schwartz, Richert, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. 
McCormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Fur- 
man. Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, 
Krumdick, Novak, Kerner, Ahem, Horne, Maypole, 
Smith, Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, 
Walkowiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, 
Franz, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Steffen, Roeder, Hadei'- 
lein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, Watson, 
Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. Lynch, 
O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, Hazen, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — None. 



THIRTY-SECOND WARD. 

Aid. Fisher presented the following orders, whicli^ 
were, on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to require the sewer 
contractor who constructed sewer on Beverly ave- 
nue to put said street into proper and passable con- 
dition from West 95th street to West. 99th street, 
the same having been left wholly unusable. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to require the Pennsyl- 
vania Railroad Company and the Chicago, Rock 
Island & Pacific Railway Company to install, main- 
tain and operate crossing gates on both sides of the 
crossings of said railways at West 91st street and 



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May 6, 1918. 



South Marshfield avenue; the situation being very 
dangerous, and an old lady having been recently 
killed there. • * 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Gas and Elec- 
tricity be and he is hereby, required, for the safety of 
railroad operation, to remove the arc light on West 
109tli street from the east side of the Chicago, Rock 
Island & Pacific By. Co. right of way to the west side 
of said right of way adjoining the given station of that 
road. 

Ordered, That the Comniissioner of Gas and Elec- 
tricity be and he is hereby directed to install street 
ilights at West 99th and South Halsted streets. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
David Ringbloom to construct and maintain a drive- 
way across the sidewalk in front of prernises known 
as north side of West 88th street, 75 feet west of 
Aberdeen street. Said permit to be issued and the 
work therein authorized to be done in accordance 
with the terms of an ordinance passed July 28, 1913, 
governing the construction and maintenance of drive- 
ways. (Sidewalk not to be depressed). 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Theodore Spirrison to construct and maintain a 
driveway across the sidewalk in front of premises 
known as 785CI Aberdeen street; said permit to be 
issued and the work therein authorized to be done in 
accordance with the terms of an ordinance passed 
July 28, 1913, governing the construction and main- 
tenance of driveways. (Without depression of side- ' 
walk.) 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to G. 
B. Trnka to construct and maintain a driveway across 
the sidewalk in front of premises known as north side 
of West 73rd street about 100 feet west of Yale ave- 
nue; said permit to be issued and the work therein au- 
.J^ thorized to be done in accordance with the terms of 
an ordinance passed July 28, 1913, governing the 
construction and maintenance of driveways. (With- 
out depression of sidewalk.) 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to R. 
Vander Wall to tap the water supply pipe at the 
northwest corner of West 109th place and Throop 
street and install a one-inch pipe without meter. 
Said pipe to cross West 109ih place and Throop 
street to supply rear of the premises of said Vander 
Wall at 1252 West 110th street. 

Aid. Fisher presented a claim of Margaret Garvin 
for refund of 90 per cent of special assessment for 
water supply pipe, and a claim of Eva T. McClure for 
reba.te of water rates, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. ' 

Aid. Fisher presented an order for paving witli 
asphalt Perry avenue from West 'GSth street to West 
G9th street, and an order for a cement sidewalk on 
South Marshfield avenue between West 90th and West 
91st streets, which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Improvements. 

Aid. Fisher presented a petition and an order to ex- 



clude South Winchester avenue, from West 71st street 
to West 74th street, from the proposed Marshfield 
avenue paving system, which were 
Referred to the Board of Local Improvements. 

Aid. Lyle presented the following orders, which were, 
on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized and directed to issue 
' a permit to Harry M. Englestein and John E. Foster, 
president and secretary, respectively, of the Engle- 
wood Business Men's Association, authorizing the use 
of city water from fire hydrants, without cost, from 
April 1, 1918, to November 15, 1918, in consideration 
of the cleaning of the following streets: West 59th 
street to West 65th street on South Halsted street, 
and South Union avenue to South Peoria street on 
West 63rd street, said permit to contain a condition 
that if said Harry M. Englestein and John E. Foster 
shall fail to clean said streets, or any of them, to 
the satisfaction and approval of the Commissioner of 
Public Works, or if said water is used for any other 
purpose than street sprinkling, they shall pay to the 
city the full rate for all water used from the date 
of the issuance of said permit, and if said Harry M. 
Englestein and John E. Foster shall fail to comply 
with the conditions of said permit, the Mayor shall 
revoke the same, and no other permit shall be issued 
to said Harry M. Englestein and John E. Foster until 
all charges have been paid. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Publie-<0^orks 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Singer Sewing Machine Company to maintain as at 
present constructed a wooden sign projecting from 
building located at 6444 South Halsted street, upon 
payment of the usual fee. Said sign shall be erected 
and maintained in accordance with all rules and 
regulations of the Department of Public Works. 
This privilege shall be subject to termination by the 
Mayor at any time in his discretion. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted an or- 
dinance repealing an (jrdinance (passed August 14, 
1912)^ for xement sidewalks on the west side of Lowe 
avenue from W'est '65th street to West 66th strfeet. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Fisher, 
said ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeosv— Kenna, Coughlin, L- B. Anderson, Jackson, 
lliff, Schwartz, Richert, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. 
McCormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Fur- 
man, Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, 
Krumdick, Novak, Kerner, Ahern, Home, Maypole, 
Smith, Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, 
Walkowiak, Touhy, Kavanaghj Powers, Bowler, Fick, 
Franz, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Steffen, Roeder, Hader- 
lein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, Watson, 
Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. Lynch, 
O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, Hazen, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — None. 



THIRTY-THIRD WARD. 

Aid. Hazen presented a claim of Dudley Taylor for a 
rebate of water rates, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



May 6, 1918. 



NEW BUSINESS— BY WARDS. 



85 



Aid. A. 0. Anderson presenled an ordinance provid- 
ing for the vacation of alleys in I he block bounded by 
West Grand, North Eolmar and North Kenton avenues 
and C, M.. & St. P. R. R., in Russel's Subdivision of 
Block 4, in Hamilton's Subdivision, E. %, S. W. %, 
■Section 34-40-13 (D. J. Hauptman, beneficiary), which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted a rec- 
ommendation, estimate and ordinance for curbing, 
grading and paving with brick the alleys between Ful- 
lerton avenue, Darwin terrace, North Albany avenue 
and North Kedzie boulevard, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Home Defense. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for curb- 
ing, grading and paving with asphalt Augusta street 
from North Kildare avenue to North Cicero avenue, 
which were 

'Referred to the Committee on Home Defense. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for ce- 
ment sidewalks on a system of streets as follows, to 
wit: south side of Hirsch street from North Long ave- 
nue to North Central avenue, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Hazen, said 
estimate was approved and said ordinance was passed, 
by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
llifT, Schwartz, Richert, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. 
McCormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Fur- 
man, Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, 
Krumdick, Novak, Kerner, Ahern, Home, Maypole, 
Smith, Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, 
Walk'owiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, 
Franz, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, iStefferi, Roeder, Hader- 
lein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, Watson, 
Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. Lynch, 
O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle,*Hazen, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for ce- 
ment sidewalks on both sides of North Latrobe avenue 
from Fullerton avenue to West Grand avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. A. 0. Ander- 
son, said estimate was approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L- B. Anderson, Jackson, 
lliff, Schwartz, RicherL, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. 
McCormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Fur- 
man, Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, 
Krumdick, Novak, Kerner, Ahern, Home, Maypole, 
Smith, Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, 
Walkowiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, 
Franz, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Steffen, Roeaer, Hader- 
lein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, Watson, 
Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. Lynch, 
O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, Hazen, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch- — 67. 

Nays — None. 



ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for ce- 
ment sidewalks on both sides of Lemoyne street from 
North Laramie avenue to North Central avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on mofior^ of Aid. Hazen, said 
estimate was approved and said ordinance was passed, 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Richert, McDonpugh, Mulcahy, A. A. 
McCormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Fur- 
man, Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, 
Krumdick, Novak, Kerner, Ahern, Home, Maypole, 
Smith, Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, 
Walkowiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, 
Franz, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, StelTen, Roeder, Hader- 
lein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, Watson, 
Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. Lynch, 
O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, Hazen, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for ce- 
ment sidewalks on a system of streets as follows, to 
wit: south side of Metropole street Jrom North Lamon 
avenue to North Lavergne avenue, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. A. 0, Ander- 
son, said estimate was approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Ilitr, Schwartz, Richert, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. 
McCormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Fur- 
man, Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, 
Krumdick, Novak, Kerner, Ahern, Home, Maypole, 
Smith, Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, 
Walkowiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler. ■ Fick, 
Franz, M^alker, Ellison, Bauler, Steffen, Roeder, Hader- 
lein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, K(<nnedy, Watson, 
Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. Lynch, 
O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, Hazen, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 
Nays- — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for ce- 
ment sidewalks on both sides of North Neva avenue 
from Barry avenue to Wellington avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Hazen, said 
estimate was approved and said ordinance was passed, 
by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin,- L- B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Richert, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. 
McCormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Fur- 
man, Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, 
Krumdick, Novak, Kerner, Ahern, Home, Maypole, 
Smith, Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, 
Walkowiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, 
Franz, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Steffen, Roeder, Hader- 
lein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, Watson, 
Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec,- Byrne, Wm. J. Lynch, 
O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, Hazen, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — ^67. . 

iVays— None. * 



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May 6, 1918, 



THIRTY-FOURTH WARD. 

Aid. Kostnor and Bowler prcspiited I lie following or- 
dpr, wliicli was, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered. Thai (he (kuninidce on Ilonie Defense be 
and il is hereby jiirected (o make an investigation of 
conditions pi'evailing at public dances conducted in 
tli(> City of Ohicago and to report their findings and 
recominendalions to the City Council at as early a 
date as possible. 

Aid. Kostner and Toman presented the following or- 
ders, which were, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Frank Krupka to construct and maintain a drive- 
way across the sidewalk in front of premises known 
as 195 i South Avers avenue; said permit to be issued 
and the work therein authorized to be done in ac- 
cordance with I he terms of an ordinance passed July 
2S, 1913, governing the construction and maintenance 
of driveways. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to B. 
Schwartz to string, and maintain for thirty days, a 
musfin sign across the sidewalk in front of 1209 
South Crawford* avenue. Said sign shall be erected 
and maintained in accordance with all rules and 
regulations of the Department of Public Works. 
This privilege shall be subject to termination by the 
Mayor at any time in his discretion. 

. Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to H. 
Simon to construct and maintain a driveway across 
the sidewalk in front of premises known as 3718 
West 19th street; said permit to be issued and the 
work therein authorized to be done in accordance 
with the terms of an ordinance passed July 28, 1913, 
governing the construction and maintenance of 
driveways. 

Aid. Toman and Kostner presented claims of Louis 
Schalk and J. A. Schewel for rebates of water rates, 
which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted a 
recommendation, estimate and ordinance for grading 
and paving with bituminated concrete the alleys be- 
tween the south line of West il9th street produced 
east, Ogden avenue, Millard avenue and South Lawn- 
dale avenue, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Home Defense. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for 
curbing, grading and paving with asphalt South Kar- 
lov avenue from West 12th street to West 16th street, 
which were 

Referred to the Committee on Home Defense. 



THIRTY-FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Clark presented the following order, which was, 
on motion, duly passed: • 



Ordered, 'I'hat the Commissioner of Public Works 
be. and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Metal Block Corporation to construct and maintain 
a driveway across the sidewalk in front of premises 
kno\\n as 1228 North Kostner avenue; said permit to 
be issued and work therein authorized to be done in 
accordance with the terms of an ordinance passed 
July 28, iai3, governing the construction and main- 
tenance of driveways. 

Aid. Clark presented an order directing issuance of 
a permit to Mrs. J. J. Fahey to make alterations in 
building at i220 West Adams street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and City 
Hall. 

Aid. Clark presented a petition and an order for an 
appropriation for carfare for adult probation officers, 
which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Clark presented a- claim of Patrick McGovern 
for wages, and a claim of Christian Herinanson for a 
rebate of water rates, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Clark, Thos. J. Lynch, A. 0. Anderson and Hazen 
presented .a petition for service betterment on the 
street railway system in West Chicago avenue, and for 
the operation of the East Chicago avenue cars west of 
Crawford avenue, its present terminus, to the City 
limits, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Transportation. 

Aid. Thos. J. Lynch presented a petition and an order 
for paving with brick the north one-half of West 12th 
street from South Central avenue to South Austin 
avenue, which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Improvements. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted a 
recommendation, estimate and ordinance for curbing, 
grading and paving with asphalt La Ci'osse avenue 
from West End avenue to Park avenue, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Home Defense. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance repealing an ordinance (passed July 
15, 1915) for water service pipes in South Laramie 
avenue from West Madison street to West Harrison 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Clark, said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L- B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Richert, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. 
McCormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Fur- 
man, Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, 
Krumdick, Novak, Kerner, Ahem, Home, Maypole, 
Smith, Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, 
Walkowiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick. 
Franz, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Steffen, Roeder, Hader- 
lein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, Watson. 
Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. Lynch, 
O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, Hazen, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — None. 



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87 



ALSO, 

. An ordinance repealing an ordinance (passed May 
21, 1917) forsewer in Walton street from North Kil- 
bourn avenue to North Kenton avenue- 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Thos. J. 
Lynch, said ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Cough lin, L- B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Richert, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. 
McGormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Fur- 
man,— Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, 
Krumdick, Novak, Kerner, Ahern, Home, Maypole, 
Smith, Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, 



Walkowiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, 
Franz, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Steffen, Roeder, Hader- 
lein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, Watson, 
Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. Lynch, 
O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, Hazen, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — ^67. 
Nays — None. 



Adjournment. 

Aid. Richert moved that the Council do now adjourn. 

The motion prevailed and the Council stood ad- 
journed to meet on Monday, May 13, 1918, at' 2:00 
o^clock P. M. 




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CITY COUNCIL 

OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 



Regular Meeting, Monday, May 13, 1918 



2:00 O'CLOCK P. M. 



{Council Chamber, City Hall.) 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 



JOURNAL. 



Present — Hon. Wm. Hale Thompson, Mayor, and Aid. 
Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, Iliff, 
Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. McGor- 
mick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, CuUerton Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home, Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, Ha- 
derlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, Wat- 
son, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. Lynch, 
O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, Hazen, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark and Thos. J. Lynch. 

Absent — Aid. Richert and R. H. McCormick. 



Call to Order. 

At 2:00 o'clock P. M. (the hour' appointed for the 
meeting), the Mayor called the Council to order. 



Quorum. 



The Clerk called the roll of members, and there was 
found to be " 

A quorum present. 



Aid. Powers moved to approve the printed record of 
the Proceedings of the regular meeting held Monday, 
May 6, 1918 (as submitted and signed by the City Clerk), 
as the Journal of the Proceedings of said meeting, and 
to dispense with the reading thereof. 

The motion prevailed. 



Communications from the Mayor, City Clerk and Other 

Officers, Departments and Branches of the 

City Government. 

Releases from House of Correction: Report. 

The Mayor submitted a report containing a list of 
the names of persons released by him from the House 
of Correction during the week ended May 11, 1918, to- 
gether with the cause of each release, 
dered 

Placed on fUe. 



whiQhiwas or- 



Mayor's Annual Message: for 1917-18. 

The Mayor submitted the following message, which 
was ordered published and placed on file : 



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COMMUNICATIONS, ETC. 



May 13, 1918, 



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Mayor's Office,) 
Chicago, May 13, 1918.J 

To the Honorable, the City Council of the Citij of 
Chivogo: 

CiENi'LEMEN — With the cliangcs resulting from our 
annual fnunicipal election oompleted, Chicago's eighty- 
lirst City Council takes up the task of meeting the 
"problems and conditions confronting it with gains in 
experience, wisdom and powers as a heritage of the 
many years of productive legislative life preceding it. 
It is to this Honorable Body, charged with reflecting 
the great forces which combine to make our munici- 
pality, that I submit my third annual message. 

The underlying principle upon which your member- 
ship is chosen exemplifies the maximum of political 
freedom, based*upon the most liberal suffrage in the 
world. Rich and poor have an equal vote in your elec- 
tion and if the American theory of representative gov- 
ernment could find logical expression upon your council 
floor, the voice of the poor and plain citizen would pre- 
dominate in every enactment, as it should, for govern- 
ment is to protect the poor and weak against the rich 
and powerful w^ho possess the means to take care of 
themselves. But it is the perversity of the grasping 
and covetous rich which corrupts this principle and is 
the real cause of the tribulation afflicting our body 
politic. 

I have no thought of questioning the independence of 
any alderman any more than my own, but you are ham- 
pered, just as I am hampered, by the craving and in- 
trigue of the crooked wealth in Chicago which shouts, 
"Vox populi, vox Dei," and then proceeds by falsity and 
hypocrisy to grapple with and seize every vestige of 
power which the people themselves, of right, ought to 
retain. In my first annual message, two years ago, I 
gave it as my opinion "that in the interest oT equality 
every council member should have a voice in deter- 
mining the method of committee selections," and called 
attention to the fact "that a certain percentage of your 
body, duly chosen by the people in wards of this city, 
were forcibly deprived of their inalienable right to par- 
ticipate in the organization of the Council and that the 
closing of this door to a considerable number of citizens 
and taxpayers, no matter what apology was offered for 
the action, was wrong in practice, contrary to American 
doctrine and could not endure." In this very body to- 
day, under the system imposed by the Municipal, Voters' 
League, one-third of your membership were denied the 
right to participate in selecting committees, where 
ninety per cent of the Council work is done, because 
certain of your predecessors, members of the outgoing 
Council, met in secret, under the guardianship of the 
"League", and selected the machine to control your 
conduct of the city's business. 

Persorially, I have no suggestions to offer as to mem- 
b(^rs'.of Council Committees, but believe they should be 
selected by and with the advice of all the aldermen. It 
is certain that the present system is destructive of 
freedom. 

"Taxation without representation" was the cry to 
which my forefathers and yours responded in 1776, 
which lit the fires of liberty which then burned and 
have since burned, and are now raging throughout the 
civilized world. But the tax-evading multi-millionaires 
in Chicago who find shelter behind the benevolent mask 



of the Municipal Voters' League, the "Public Efficiency 
Bureau" referred to in my message of February 4, 1918, 
and all the other Leagues and Bureaus and interests 
organized to grab and divert the birthright of the 
people to their own avaricious use, operate boldly and 
witliout shame upon the theory of "representation 
without taxation." 

I first want to draw your attention to the report of 
the City Comptroller made to me under date of April 26, 
1918, setting forth financial facts relative to the city 
government and the activities of the Department of 
Finance. The full report is on file in my office, as is 
the report of every other department, and I cordially 
invite and urge the members of the Council to call at 
their convenience and read these communications over, 
as in a message I feel restricted to discussion of only 
the mdre important phases of municipal matters. 

The City Comptroller, under date of March 20, 1918, 
addressed a communication to your Honorable Body, 
conveying the information that the Corporate Fund, 
out of which is defrayed the expenses of the City Gov- 
ernment, is exhausted, and further informing you that 
after the first three months of the current year. all cash 
received for corporate purposes would be required in 
meeting the pay-rolls for the balance of the year, and 
therefore the payment of supply and contract obliga- 
tions payable from the Corporate Fund would have to 
be deferred until the passage of the 1919 budget. 

Many factors have contributed to the financial con- 
dition now facing the city. For one thing, the County 
Treasurer has failed in making prompt returns on tax 
collections. The City has now pending against the 
County, suit for $193,508.00, the estimated amount of 
interest withheld by the County on 1916 collections. 

Suit has also been brought on an indebtedness'to the 
City of over $900,000.00 for the maintenance of county 
prisoners at the Bridewell. 

For several years past many of our largest propetty- 
owners have refused to pay their taxes, alleging tech- 
nical deficiencies in the levying of same. Attorneys 
representing these property-owners have been very 
successful in the courts in saving their clients money. 
By a recent decision of the Supreme Court, holding the 
entire Corporate levy for the year 191i6 invalid, the City 
sustained a loss of over $1,000,000.00 in this fund. In- 
formation is at hand setting forth that many of these 
same large property-o\vners who have withheld pay- > 
ment of taxes in the past on legal technicalities, are 
doing the same thing now, and protesting the collec- 
tion of the 1917 taxes. Slovenly methods of spreading 
assessments should be remodeled at once, and the neg- 
ligence of county officials in permitting this condition 
to continue should be severely condemned on one hand, 
but on the other hand the City's known financial dis- 
tress should cause the wealthy and influential interests, 
who evade their obligations of citizenship on trivial, 
technical grounds, to hang their heads in shame before 
the people of Chicago for refusing to pay their just 
■share of taxes. However, as there seems to be no dis- 
position on the part of these interests to. be fair to the 
public, judging from the number of suits now being 
filed, I would recommend that your Honorable Body 
outline a policy that will expose this reprehensible 
practice to the taxpayer of small means, whose name is 
legion, and who has to bear the burden thus shifted. 

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is that the same portion of the ultra rich and their 
undcr-strappers and inmitators who contribute to the 
Municipal Voters' League and stimulate the uproars of 
tlie other leagues, bureaus and proxies of organized 
liypocrisy, systematically defy, the tax laws and hide 
considerable of their property holdings, particularly 
securities,- from the Assessors. If your Honorable Body 
will obtain exact information as to the amount of actual 
wealth in Chicago, find out who owns it, and see that 
the rate of taxation is applied to it, you will have no 
more trouble over .city finances or deficits, but will be 
abundantly able to maintain larger police and fire de- 
partments, better protect the health and housing of the 
poor, give cleaner streets and alleys and more pave- 
ments, sidewalks and lights to the citizens generally. 

For the year 1917 the city spent $26,220,612.66 for 
general municipal purposes. For the same identical 
purposes for the year 1918 your Honorable Body has 
appropriated the sum of $23,031,846.87, exclusive of 
$1,740,000.00 to be advanced-by business men for salary 
increases, or $3,188,765.79 less. 

For the current year the depository banks have 
agreed to pay the city 3% on its money. This is the 
highest rate ever received and is the result of the ordi- 
nance passed by your Honorable Body at the suggestion 
of the Comptroller, authorizing the naming of an ac- 
tive bank for as long a period as one year. 

On May 9th the City paid $2,850,000.00 balaiice due 
on Third Liberty Loan bonds. 

The Board of Local Improvements will require $4,- 
000,000.00 or $5,000,000.00 during the next throe or 
four months to pay the court awards for land damages 
in the Michigan Boulevard Improvement. 

Bond issues aggregating $2,150,000.00 were approved 
by the voters during the past year. 

The bonded debt of the city was reduced $3,308,000.00 
during the past year by the retirement of this amount 
of outstanding bonds. 

During the year the Comptroller purchased in the 
open market $267,000.00 worth of city bonds for $262,- 
645.77, at a saving in principal of $4,354.23. 

All bonds disposed of during the past year have been 
sold over the counter at par or better, or else purchased 
with surplus funds in the city treasury. 

The plan of disposing of bonds over the counter, ori- 
ginated by the present City Comptroller, results in a 
great saving in interest as compared with the plan of 
selling to bankers and brokers. In the latter case the 
money is permitted to lie idle in the city treasury, 
whereas :when bonds are sold over the counter the 
money is received in comparatively small sums, suffi- 
cient to finance improvements from time to time. In 
the item of the Bridge, Light and Michigan Avenue 
Bonds alone, this manner of selling has saved an entire 
year's interest on $580,000.00, or $23,200.00. 

The following is a debt statement as of December 
31, 1917: 
T(5tal debt incurring power $53,147,990.10 

Debt $33,859,550.76 

Bonds authorized but 

not used 12,965,700.00 

Sanitary District Judg- 
ment 1,896,003.51 48,721,254.27 



Constitutional debt-incur- 
ring power remaining. 



.$ 4,426,735.83 



The Comptroller has carried on a number of im- 
portant investigations during the past year, resulting 
in proposals for economy which have been approved 
and adopted. Among these are the plan of operation 
and organization for the consolidation and centraliza- 
tion of city purchasing, improvements in methods of 
sanitary and food inspection, the plan of operation 
and reorganization of the Department of Finance, and 
the improvement in operation of capital accounts. 

The city has purchased over $700,000.00 worth of 
real estate during the past year, at prices far below 
the estimates allowed by your honorable body. 

A number of important statistical and accounting 
systems have been installed, principally for the Munic- 
ipal Pier, as required by statute, the Contagious Dis- 
ease Hospital and various shop operations. 

The most important recommendation' offered by the 
Comptroller is that the present statute allowing the 
County Collector 2% for collections as Town Collector 
for each town^ be repealed. There is no reason why 
the city should pay the County Collector for collecting 
its taxes, in view of the fact that the interest earn- 
ings withheld more than compensate for the service 
rendered. 

By a recent Act of the Legislature, the City Col- 
lector is authorized to make all special assessment 
collections up to the time of sale. Heretofore, the 
County Collector made collections subsequent to March 
10th of each year, and the City was required to await 
his pleasure in making returns. Under the new law, 
the City Collector makes his returns daily to the City 
Treasurer. This will elTect an estimated saving in 
interest of $50,000.0(1 a year and will enhance the 
credit of special assessment paper through prompt 
payment and greatly increase the aggregate of col- 
lections. 

The City Collector has required a very strict com- 
pliance with the Vehicle Tax Ordinance during the 
past year, with the result that every owner of an auto- 
mobile residing in Chicago has been obliged to pay the 
City Wheel Tax, except in a few remote cases where 
owners moved and could not be located. Practically 
all the other collections of the City Collector's office, 
except saloon licenses have exceeded that of previous 
years by a fair margin. 

The Law Department. 

The Law Department has continued to be engaged 
ip an increased amount of routine work necessary in 
the matter of passing upon contracts, leases and other 
agreements, ordinances and questions of law relating 
to the activities of municipal officers, with a force of 
•assistants which has been considerably reduced. More 
than 3,000 opinions were rendered in the past year and 
hundreds of ordinances prepared. 

The burden of the Law Department was consider- 
ably increased by reason of the fact that in the matter 
of the enforcement of the United States iSelective Serv- 
ice Law, it acted as the representative of the Provost 
Marshal General in the organization of the local draft 
boards, and the registration of over 300,000 male citi- 
zens coming within the provisions of the act. This 
without any recompense for expenditures entailed as 
a result thereof, at a time when the shortage of funds 
was the greatest. A letter of commendation was re- 
ceived from Adjutant General Frank S. Dickson, com- 
plimenting the ofl'icials of the city upon the excellent 



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showing made. Tliis department collected during the 
year 1917 approximately $100,0O0'.00 on delinquent 
warrants, and up to April 15, 1918, an additional sum 
of $98,000.00, whereas in the year 1914 only $7,700.00 
was collected. 

There were 264 personal injury cases disposed of by 
the City Attorney. There are still pending 648 cases. 
The amount of judgments obtained against the city 
and the cases disposed of aggregate $62,000.00. While 
the average amount claimed in these suits was $5,000'.- 
00, the avei'age judgment obtained was $204.00. 

The litigation bandied by the Prosecuting Attorney 
has continued to increase and has been handled by a 
constantly decreasing force of assistants. The total 
suits handled in this office alone was 108,859. 

The Empire Voting Machine case has been dragging 
for several years, and was finally disposed of, and 
thereby a claim against the city amounting to $287,- 
000.00 was dismissed and is now pending on appeal 
in the United States Circuit Court of Appeals- 

For many years eflforts bave been made to secure 
relief against the obnoxious practice of holding up 
patrons of the theatre by requiring them to go to ticket 
scalpers for seats and paying an increased price for 
the same. The ordinance passed by your honorable 
body, requiring an applicant for an amusement license 
to agree that his license might be revoked in case it 
was shown that the tickets were disposed of to scalp- 
ers- by the theatres, was sustained by the Supreme 
Court. 

In order to determine the powers of the public 
utilities commission, the city instituted suit against 
that body for the purpose of contesting the jurisdic- 
tion of the commission and preserving the city's con- 
trol over the street railways operating upon its streets, 
which was decided against the city by the Supreme 
Court of Illinois. The Corporation Counsel has se- 
cured the issuance of a writ of error by the Supreme 
Court of the United States for a review of this decision. 

Seventy track elevation cases have been disposed of 
by the rendition of judgments amounting to $96,355. 
The amount sued for by the claimants was $1,730,000, 
and indicates a recovery of only 5% per cent of the 
damages sought. 

On the appeal of a recent suit against the City of 
Chicago, the Supreme Court of Illinois held that the 
keeper of a saloon could not keep open on Sunday, even 
for the sale of soft drinks. This case was appealed to 
the Supreme Court of the United States, and the deci- 
sion of the State Supreme Court was affirmed. 

Gas Litigation. 

When I was a candidate for Mayor, I promised the gas 
consumers of Chicago that I would do all in my po\yer 
to help them get the rebates due them, and that I would 
appoint a committee consisting of Aldermen Lawley, 
Utpatel, Merriam, Capitain, Nance and Richert, to en- 
gage competent counsel to prosecute the pending suits 
for permanent price reductions and the return of re- 
funds due the people. 

Immediately upon my inauguration as Mayor, I re- 
deemed this promise to the people and appointed the 
committee named, and for three years they have had an 
absolutely free hand in the matter at issue. 

When the committee recommended as their counsel 
Donald R. Richberg, political ally of Charles E. Merriam, 



a member of the committee, and law partner of Harold 
L. Ickes, Merriam's bosom confidant, I was disappointed 
because it indicated that the right of the people to their 
rebates was to be. subordinated to a ruthless game of 
politics. Nevertheless I, have given the matter the ben- 
efit of the doubt for three years, only taking occasion to 
urge action. 

In Mr. Richberg's report to me and to the Special 
Committee on Gas Litigation, rendered in September, 
1915, he promised immediate action, stating that there 
were certain preliminary legal questions in the case 
which should have been determined long before his re- 
port was rendered, and that immediate settlement of 
these legal questions would be obtained through a deci- 
sion of court. Two and one-half years have elapsed 
since Mr. Ricliberg made this promise and over three 
hundred thousand dollars of the people's money have 
been spent, and he .has completely failed in his promise 
of September, 1915, to the Special Committee and to the 
Mayor, to secure an immediate court decision. 

Under the law, he is representing the City as an As- 
sistant Corporation Counsel, through the recommenda- 
tion of the Special Committee on Gas Litigation, and by 
appointment of the Corporation Counsel. He not only 
has been grossly extravagant, in my opinion, and waste- 
ful of the City's funds; but he has ignominiously failed 
to carry out his promises, and has exhibited utter lack 
of ability or willingness; I don't know which, because 
the Corporation Counsel's office has accomplished in 
sixty days what Mr. Richberg has failed to accomplish 
in two and one-half years, viz : secured a judgment of 
a court in favor of the people, which judgment is now 
on its way to the Supreme Court for final adjudication. 
This achievement of the Corporation Counsel on be- 
half of the people, seems to have enraged Mr. Richberg 
to such an extent that he has treacherously insulted his 
superior, the Corporation Counsel, and, since such in- 
sult was published in the newspapers of Chicago, the 
Corporation Counsel directed that he be discharged 
from the city service, and rightly so, in my opinion. 

I believe it is worthy of note by your Honorable Body 
that this litigation has been in the courts since 1911 
and has cost the City nearly four hundred thousand dol- 
lars, which cost must, in the last analysis, be paid by 
the taxpayers of Chicago. It is apparent, from the 
methods employed in dragging this case along, that the 
special counsel has been more interested in spending 
large sums of the taxpayers' money and securing fees 
for himself than in protecting the interests of the tax- 
payer and gas consumer, and the whole proceeding has 
every appearance of being continued indefinitely to 
serve selfish and political ends. 

I have not the slightest interest in the personnel ©■f 
the Special Committee on Gas Litigation. What I desire 
and desire only is results for the people who pay the 
bills — action for the gas consumers and economy in be- 
half of the taxpayers. I will name any Aldermen as a 
committee to continue this work that your Honorable 
Body approves, and when it comes to the selection of 
counsel I only insist that the attorney in the case be 
free from partisan and factional domination, above 
politics of every sort, of the highest standing at the bar 
and one whom neither the gas company or its officials 
and representatives, the newspapers, the Republican, 
Democratic or Progressive County Committees, or the 
putrid and hypocritical tools of organized wealth, op- 
erating behind the scenes, can reach or manipulate, or 



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swerve from his duty in the slightest degree. I again 
renew my advice to all gas consumers to save their re- 
ceipted gas bills. 

Department op Public Works, 
The Wilson avenue water tunnel system, practically 
completed, consists of a lake intake crib located about 
16,128 feet, or a little over three miles, east of the shore 
shaft, at Wilson and Clarendon avenues; 5,603 feet of 
thirteen foot diameter tunnel and 37,665 feet of twelve 
foot diameter tunnel connecting the above crib with the 
Mayfair Pumping Station at Wilson and North Lamon 
avenues, five miles inland. In addition, a connecting 
tunnel was constructed between the Wilson avenue tun- 
nel and the Lake View Crib, which will later enable the 
abandonment of the use of the Lake View Crib. The 
Lake View Pumping Station will then secure a purer 
supply from the Wilson avenue crib through this con- 
necting tunnel. The tunnel, over eight miles in length, 
with a capacity of 350,000,000 gallons per day, has been 
built in solid rock, and with the exception of a short 
length at the crib, has been constructed entirely by day 
labor. 

Of the 350,000,000 gallons daily, the Lake View 
Pumping 'Station will require 100,000,000 gallons and 
the Mayfair Pumping Station 150,000,000 gallons, leav- 
ing a capacity of 100,000,000 gallons for future ex- 
tensions of the water system. 

Before undertaking the work of tunnel construction, 
bids were received and the decision to construct the 
same by day labor followed, with a result that the tun- 
nel was completed within the time specified at less cost 
than the lowest contract bid, notwithstanding the un- 
usual advance in cost of materials and labor, which are 
illustrated by the following few items: 

Prices in Prices in Percentage 
1914 1917 of increase 

Dynamite, per 100 lbs.. . .$13.65 $30.75 125.28 

Exploders, Per M 42.50 93.50 120.00 

Rails, per cwt 1.175 2.75 134.00 

Cement, per bbl 1.59 2.13 33.98 

... ( 3.20 3.60T ' 

Labor, mcrease 

average shift, 14.28% "j ^^^ ^^oj 

The construction of the tunnel by City day labor has 
assured a high standard of quality of material and 
workmanship. The Mayfair Pumping Station itself has 
been- constructed by day labor and will be in service 
early this summer. 

The total pumpage of the various water stations was 
a little over two hundred thirty-four billion gallons last 
year. The prices of coal, oil, supplies and materials for 
repairs have risen rapidly, thereby increasing the 
pumpage cost. This condition has required the depart- 
ment to exercise increased vigilance in watching the re- 
lation of coal consumption to the pumpage output, in 
order to prevent the cost of operation, maintenance and 
repairs overbalancing the revenue derived from the sale 
of water. 

The work of extending the water works system dur- 
ing the past year has included the preparation of new 
plans, letting of new contracts, and doing a considerable 
amount of work by day labor for new construction and 
remodeling of existing water pumping stations and 
tunnels, including a study for determining a schedule 
for the increase in the water supply to meet the in- 
creasing growth of the city. 



Approximately ninety miles of water mains were laid 
during the past year, and twelve hundred new fire 
hydrants were installed. Approximately twenty-two 
hundred new water meters were installed during the 
past year, or 35% more than during the previous year, 
and the general cost of maintenance of meters was re- 
duced from $4.40 to $3.15 each, or 29%, as compared 
with the previous year. 

The increased revenue collected by the Bureau of 
Water from meter services over the previous year 
amounted to approximately $430,000.00 and the gross 
collections show an increase of 10%. 

The new Municipal Shops now contain all the shops 
of the city, as originally planned, consolidation and or- 
ganization having been completed during the past year. 

The new Municipal Power Plant within the grounds 
of the House of Correction, was placed in operation 
during the past year and is now furnishing heat, light 
and power to the Municipal Shops and the Contagious 
Disease Hospital, and is designed to furnish light for 
the House of Correction. 

The new Municipal Wiarehouse, including delivery 
system and truck service furnished to the various bu- 
reaus and divisions of the city government has oper- 
ated satisfactorily during the past year. The work ac- 
complished by the warehouse has proceeded along the 
lines looking to a consolidation of all the city's pur- 
chases. It is recommended that the facilities of the 
warehouse be extended to include all departments in its 
service and that the ordinance bearing upon the pow- 
ers of the Business Agent be amended accordingly. 

Each recurring year the mileage of streets to be 
cleaned and kept in repair and the quantity of refuse 
to be removed increases in excess of the increase in 
labor and equipment provided. During 1917, 123 miles 
of streets and 43 miles of alleys were added to what we 
already had, yet the appropriations made for the func- 
tions of street cleaning, garbage and ashes removal for 
1918 requires retrenchment of approximately $1,300,- 
000.00 in comparison to service provided for in 1917. 

In the latter part of 1917 the wages of teams and 
laborers were increased and the wages of laborers were 
again increased *in 1918, which, together with a reduced 
appropriation, necessitates the performance of the 
work of these functions at the comparative saving 
above mentioned. 

There are now 12% less teams and 21% less laborers 
employed in this work. Under this handicap I consider 
that the Bureau of Streets is making an exceptionally 
creditable showing. 

The percentage of appropriation expended during the 
first four months of 1918 amounted to 41% which is 
in excess of a pro rata amount of 33 1/3%. This in- 
creased percentage of expenditure is largely due to the 
unusual expenditure occasioned by the severe snow 
storms since January 1st of this year, which caused an 
expense of at least $200,000.00 more than the previous 
year. 

On January 8, 1918, after a general conference in the 
Mayor's office, I issued a proclamation appealing to the 
people in their home districts to help clean the streets 
of snow and open up the catchbasins and inlets so that 
the sewers might drain and the vast volume of slush 
and water resulting might be carried away. One mil- 
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IliousaiHi school children, responded and rendered in- 
vaUiahle service to the community. The timely co- 
operation of the Federal government and the Drainage 
Board in facilitating the dumping of snow in the river 
and the aid of the Park Boards, the Real Estate Boards 
and many local improvement societies in furnishing 
vacant lots, thereby decreasing the length of hauls, was 
of vital assistance. Altogether the city achieved the 
most marvelous record in its history in overcoming a 
condition of this kind. 

The public must be appealed to this year for co- 
operation in the cleaning of streets and removal of 
waste for reasons of economy both to the people and 
the city for in these activities the health and comfort 
of the public is materially aided. 

The lack of dumps in the city presents a serious 
problem worthy of special consideration by your Hon- 
orable Body. It will undoubtedly be necessary to pro- 
vide for the construction of centrally located incinera- 
tors for the consumption of all combustible material. 

Experience with motor-driven apparatus for the col- 
lection of garbage and ashes proves that this is the 
correct method for the future: 

The Municipal Pier has been of great service to the 
Government thus far during the war, and will undoubt- 
edly be of greater service in the future. The passenger 
sheds have been used as drilling spaces for numerous 
military organizations and as dormitories for members 
of the United States Navy. Considerable space has been 
used by the United States Naval Training School, where 
an average of five hundred men have been in contin- 
uous training to become officers in the Navy. Con- 
siderable space is also being used by the National Gov- 
ernment for storage purposes. 

The recreation features of the Pier will be continued 
the coming" season on a larger and more effective scale 
than in the past. 

Municipal Reduction Plant. 

The Municipal Reduction Plant is now operating at a 
profit. The reduction plant operated at a loss on manu- 
facturing cost of $31,011.00 during the year 1917, as 
against a loss of $75,948.00 during the year 1916. An 
increase in revenue from the sale of products amount- 
ing to more than $200,000.00 is assured, which \\i\\ re- 
sult in a profit in the operation of the reduction plant 
during 1918 of more than $100,000.00, based on cost of 
manufacture. The grease content of garbage received 
has been approximately 30% less than during the pre- 
ceding year, but notwithstanding this fact and the 
higlier costs of manufacture a substantial profit^ will 
result this year, for the first time since its operation 
by the City. 

The total amount of raw garbage received at the 
plant aggregated 100,146 tons during the year 1917; 
with the resultant production of 4,023,480 pounds of 
garbage grease, and 22,480 tons of garbage tankage. The 
revenue from the sale of products in 1917 aggregated 
the sum of $426,378. 

The Bureau of Parks, Public Playgrounds and Bath- 
ing Beaches, transferred to the Department of Public 
Works during the past year, has carried on much im- 
portant work. The action of the last Legislature in 
authorizing a five-mill tax for playground purposes will 
bring in a revenue of about $500,000.00 for the opera- 
tion of playgrounds and the acquisition of sites. This. 



will relieve the Corporate Fund of that expense and 
put the work of providing recreation and play spaces 
for the cliildren of the city-on a firm financial basis. 

Seventy playgrounds are now in operation, with a 
total attendance during the past year of approximately 
fifteen million persons. 

Means should be provided as soon as possible for the 
proper development of the Seventy-ninth Street Bath- 
ing Beach land, which when completed, will make one 
of the finest recreation spots in the city. 

The four Municipal Bathing Beaches already in oper- 
ation have been liberally attended; particularly the 
Clarendon Beach, which handled a crowd of 25,000 
bathers in one day, without difficulty. It is very urgent 
that adjoining land be acquired for this beach before 
the opportunity to secure same is gone. 

Board op Local Improvements. 

The litigation involved in the widening of West 
Twelfth street has finally been concluded and the ac- 
tual work of widening has been practically completed 
from Clinton street to Ashland avenue and the street 
paved with granite and new sidewalks laid. 

A representative of the Federal Government has 
just recommended to his department that the City be 
permitted to proceed with the building of the ap- 
proaches to the Twelfth street viaduct. 

The 8,500 law suits incident to the Michigan Boule- 
vard Link improvement have been adjudicated. The 
City won a notable victory in the County court in that, 
the damages assessed against the City were even less 
than set out by the Commissioners. The judgment in 
favor of the City has enabled the actual work of wreck- 
ing buildings and building the street to proceed and has 
saved over $1,000,000.00. 

The President of the Board of Local Improvements 
has acquainted the United States Government with 
the fact that the Michigan Boulevard Link improve- 
ment is a necessary part of the Military Road to be 
maintained between the City of Chicago and Ft. Sheri- 
dan and the Great Lakes Naval Station, and that in 
the construction of this link in its entirety the in- 
terests of the Government are vitally concerned. 

The first contract for the construction of the Michi- 
gan avenue bridge over the Chicago River, at an ap- 
proximate cost of $800,000 has been let. 

It has been accurately computed that $1,800, 0'OO 
worth of gasoline is wasted each year an account of 
the congestion at Rush street bridge and the conse- 
quent continual stopping and starting of all motor 
vehicles using it. 

Considerable surveying work preliminary to the 
proposed extension of Ogden avenue from Union Park 
fo Lincoln Park has been accomplished. It is antici- 
pated that unless this department is unduly retarded 
in its work, from one hundred and fifty to one hundred 
and sixty miles of streets and alleys will be paved 
during the coming year. Two hundred miles of side- 
walks have been laid during the past year, approxi- 
mately one-third by City contract and two-thirds by 
private contract. 

Building Department. 

War conditions have had a depressing effect upon 
building operations and the erection of many resi- 
dences and apartment building^ heretofore planned 
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fined largely to manufacturing plants, warehouses and 
railway freight terminals. These conditions. will prob- 
ably not change during the continuance of the war. 

The amendment of the Building and Fire Preven- 
tion Ordinances during the past year have produced 
satisfactory results and done away with considerable 
overlapping of inspections and conflict of authority 
between these two agencies. 

Department op Smoke Inspection. 

During the past winter the supply of smokeless 
coal for Chicago became practically exhausted, com- 
pelling the use of Illinois and Indiana coal exclusively 
in power and heating plants and private residences. 
In consequence, the smoke nuisance has been particu- 
larly acute, menacing both the health and comfort of 
the City and entailing large expense upon household- 
ers for renewals of furnishings and decorations. 

Complaints during the past year were three times 
what they were during preceding year^. The coal 
situation will undoubtedly present a similar condition 
the coming year. 

This Department will continue its campaign this 
summer to secure the co-operation of apartment 
building owners in an effort to equip their buildings 
so that Illinois and Indiana coal can be used without 
creating dense smoke. 

If the coal stringency of the past winter is to be 
avoided the coming winter it will be necessary to use 
every means of co-operation in the matter of con- 
serving fuel, as the minimizing of smoke means prac- 
tical conservation of fuel. ' 

Department for the Inspection of Steam 
Boilers, Steam and Cooling Plants. 
This Department earned a net revenue during the 
past year of $31,821.22. 

No accidents of any consequence have been reported 
and not a single loss of life on account .of defective 
boilers has occurred. This is a remarkable record 
in view of industrial conditiQns, when many boilers 
are working beyond their normal capacity in order to 
assist the Government. 

It is the recommendation of the Chief Inspector 
that more inspectors be provided for, in order that 
greater safeguards may be provided, and incidentally 
the revenue of the City increased. 

Fire Department, 
The operation of the two platoon system in accord- 
ance with an ordinance passed by your honorable body, 
October 30, 1916, has continued with excellent results, 
fully justifying the wisdom of this humane legislation. 
The department's efficiency has been raised due to this 
ordinance and the continued substitution of motor 
drawn apparatus for horse drawn. The fire losses for 
the past year were $1,324,032.00 less than during- the 
preceding year. Statistics show that such projects as 
the widening of Twelfth street and Michigan avenue, 
the building of the new Union Station and freight 
terminals has relieved the city of many hazardous and 
dangerous fire risks. The Fire Prevention Bureau 
has by inspections and suggestions for regulations, 
greatly aided public safety. This Bureau has also 
worked with the United States Government along 
numerous lines on matters concerning local as well as 
national security and safety. 



Department of Gas and Electricity. 

The recommendation of the Commissioner of Gas 
and Electricity made last year for the erection of a 
building for the main fire alarm office is renewed. 
This building should be erected on the lake front or 
in some park or open space, where the fire hazard 
would be small. 

Fire alarm offices similar to the one now ■ in the 
Engiewood district should be established on the north 
and west sides. 

Department of Supplies. 

There has recently been prepared an ordinance pro- 
viding for the organization of an independent pur- 
chasing department fbr the City, empowered to make 
purchases of all kinds, except public improvements, 
for all departments. This ordinance is now under 
consideration by the Committee on Finance, and when 
passed will create a modern purchasing system, such 
as the City needs. 

Although the price of every conceivable article has 
advanced materially during the past year, nevertheless 
purchases have been made at satisfactory prices and 
deliveries have been prompt, due to the wide range 
of competition which has been invited. 

Department of Public Service. 

The Commissioner of Public Service advises that 
the loading zone ordinance has reduced the loading 
and unloading time of street cars as well as making 
it more convenient and safe to alight from and board 
these vehicles where loading zones are established. 

The anti-parking ordinance has relieved the con- 
gestion in the downtown streets and has facilitated 
the movement of all traffic to a considerable degree, 
and the liability for accidents has been greatly re- 
duced. 

This Department is in a position to render valuable 
aid to your honorable body in relation to all public 
utility matters. 

Problems continually arising in the administration 
of municipal affairs require the technical knowledge 
of practically trained men for solution. A great sav- 
ing could be made by referring many of these items 
to the City's own employes, instead of to outside engi- 
neers, experts and special investigators. In the mat- 
ter of the revision of telephone- rates, the present five 
year period expires this month. May 26th, and the De- 
partment of Public Service has collected valuable data 
which is at the disposal of your honorable body and 
the use of which will undoubtedly save the City thou- 
sands of dollars ordinarily handed over to self-con- 
stituted professionals eager to absorb the City's fees. 

On the subject of telephone rates, it is my view that 
the people are paying entirely too much for this serv- 
ice and should be granted a substantial reduction in 
your forthcoming revision" and at the same time the 
consumer should be protected by a meter, so that he 
has a means of checking against the Company on all 
calls made by him. At present the operation of the 
measured service system benefits only the Company. 

The rate revision of the Commonwealth Edison 
Company also comes before your honorable body this 
year, and I sincerely hope that the rates on electric^! 
energy to consumers may be lowered for the next five 
year- period. 



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Dkpautment of Heai.tii. 

Chicago's (leaLli rate from typhoid fever has been 
reduced to 1.158 per one hundred thousand of popula- 
tion, a rate never before equaled in this qr any other 
American city. This has been due largely to the exer- 
cise of constant surveillance over both our water and 
milk supplies. Our wate^r supply at the present time 
is 99.44% pure and the milk supply is 99% pasteur- 
ized. 

The death rate from pneumonia has been higher 
than it should have been, due largely to conditions 
brought about through the use of soft coal. 

The contagious disease situation is generally very 
favorable. 

Chicago's record in the matter of suppression and 
control over other diseases has been excellent during 
the past year. 

The death rate from tuberculosis for the past year 
was 149.18 per one hundred thousand, which is the 
lowest ever reported for this City. The result is due 
to measures of sanitary control recently put into force. 

The Municipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium housed and 
fed a daily average of 780 patients during the past 
year, at a per capita cost of $10. 73' per week, and 34,- 
000 patients were cared for at the various dispensaries. 

Recently the City was divided into eighty districts 
and a plan devised for the quarantining of tuberculosis, 
it being treated as a contagious disease. This is the 
only City in the United States that is attempting to 
enforce quarantine in this regard. 

The capacity of the Sanitarium has been increased 
by nearly two hundred beds, so that at the present 
time 900 patients can be accommodated. 

Our dispensaries are open daily from nine o'clock 
in the morning to five o'clock in the afternoon, and 
two evenings each week. 

Department of Weights and Measures. 

The work of this department is of unusual import- 
ance under present conditions, due to the necessity for 
examining all scales and measures, so that the pur- 
chasing public may be protected against short weights. 

Due to extraordinarily high prices of all commodi- 
ties today, it is more necessary than ever to maintain 
rigid inspections. There is hardly an article sold that 
has not advanced in cost, so that short weights mean 
considerable more loss to the purchaser than formerly. 

Conditions in the hay and feed line particularly have 
become so acute that the dealers have organized for 
the purpose of stamping out short weights and unfair 
competition. They have requested the assignment of 
two inspectors to their work and have even offered to 
pay the salaries of the men required. The opinion of 
the Law Department, however, is that these men would 
have no standing in court and consequently would" be 
of little value. 

An increase of several more men in this Department 
would bring the City at least $10,000 in fees and the 
people would be saved many thousands of dollars 
through protection against short weights. 

Department of Public Welfare. 
This Department has been working under severe 
handicap, due to shortage of funds. Its Bureau of Em- 
ployment has placed approximately 2,500 .persons in 
positions since last October. A Bureau of Information 



has been instituted, which performs social service work 
in connection with the women's department of the 
House of Correction. This is the first time any definite 
program has been put into effect to assist women re- 
leased from the House of Correction. A Bureau of this 
kind should be established upon a permanent basis by 
ordinance. 

Unfortunately and through short-sightedness the 
City government is daily neglecting the best interests of 
the people of Chicago in failing to give adequate sup- 
port to the garden movement. Last year a volunteer 
garden movement was inaugurated, and a temporary 
organization formed, _jupported by subscriptions, to 
which I gave space in my office. Thousands of acres 
were planted and people all over the city co-operated 
generously in the work. The people will enthusiasti- 
cally support plans for cultivating and gardening if 
only afforded the co-operation of some central agency. 
No work that can be done this summer and fa,ll at home 
will lend greater aid to the Government than the stimu- 
lation of economy, thrift and conservation through in- 
telligent gardening. I called the attention of your 
Honorable Body to the importance of this subject in my 
last annual message and urged the establishment of a 
permanent bureau with adequate appropriations to 
maintain it, but appropriations have not been made to 
secure the required benefits. 

The Department of Public Welfare with its limited 
-facilities is rendering some service, in gardening to 
hundreds of people who apply for assistance. It is 
operating two community gardens now and has appli- 
cations for numerous others. There are many tracts 
of land all over Chicago containing good soil which 
should be plowed and crops of potatoes, beets, carrots, 
turnips and cabbage grown thereon. What is needed is 
an organization to provide lectures, distribute litera-. 
ture, supply seeds, arrange for plowing and have avail- 
able the services of a force of competent gardeners. I 
again appeal to your Honorable Body to give considera- 
tion to one of the gravest problems confronting our 
people, the conservation of every available kind of 
food. You can render no more efficient service to 
Chicago or the nation than concentrating local public 
interest upon intense and intelligent devotion to gar- 
dening at this opportune season. 

House of Correction. 

The increase in the number of inmates of this insti- 
tution has presented quite a problem, particularly in 
the matter of finding suitable employment for so great 
a number. Under existing conditions this problem has 
been temporarily solved t^hrough an arrangement with 
the Bureau of Streets, whereby several hundred in- 
mates are working cleaning alleys and vacant lots in 
various sections of the city. The work is done under 
the direction of the Bureau of Streets while the men 
are supervised by guards from the House of Correction. 
This arrangement has the approval and support of or- 
ganized labor in Chicago due to the fact that ordinary 
labor is unavailable on account of nation-wide indus- 
trial conditions and therefore not in competition, and 
that the City is short of funds and compelled to put 
oconomies into practice in directions that do not de- 
prive taxpayers of public service to which they are 
justly entitled. The plan has worked without friction 
or injury thus far and is saving the City thousands of 
dollars at a time when the money is needed. 



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Chicago, Public Library, 

This institution suiTered the loss of its Chief Librar- 
ian last September in the death of Henry E. Legler. 
His first assistant has succeeded to the vacant post by 
virtue of a civil service examination. 

The home circulation of books has increased 22 ¥2% 
and the reference use of books 16% during the past 
year. 

The library has assumed a number of new responsi- 
bilities in connection with war service. It has pur- 
chased considerable quantities of drill manuals and 
books on military organization for public use. 

It has carried on the work of securing contributions 
of books for military and naval camp libraries and the 
armies in the field. Up to the present time approxi- 
mately 2i60,000 volumes have been received, sorted, 
prepared for use and distributed among the various 
camps. It is the central collecting station for the 
middle west. 

The increased clerical work is being done without 
additional expense to the library fund, being contrib- 
uted by members of the staff working after hours and 
on holidays. 

It has had charge of the installation of thoroughly 
equipped libraries at Camp Grant and the Great Lakes 
Naval Station. 

It has also co-operated with the Food Administra- 
tion, the National Council of Defense, and other agen- 
cies and has cared for the free distribution of bulletins, 
posters and exhibits, calling attention to pamphlets 
and other publications for the United States Govern- 
ment. 

Civil Service Commission. 

Over 600 examinations have been conducted during 
the past year, participated in by over 76,000 applicants, 
all in strict compliance with the provisions of the Civil 
Service Law. 

Since the beginning of the war the Commission has 
amended its rules so that leaves of absence may be 
granted for the period of the war to all employes of 
the City entering the military or naval service. Under 
this rule, the Commission has up to the present time 
approved 734 leaves of absence for military and naval 
service. 

Strict control has been maintained over the granting 
of temporary authorities for employment. Numerous 
cases bearing upon the Civil Service law have been 
tried in the lower and Appellate Courts. This class of 
litigation continues to increase each year. 

_ Police Department. 

During the year 1917 the decrease in crimes com- 
mitted in this City was 18% as compared with the year 
1916. This year from January 1st to April 16th the 
decrease was 44% as compared with the correspnding 
period in 1917. For the month of April, 1918, the de- 
crease was 51% as compared with April, 1917. Be- 
tween May 1, 1917 and April 16, 1918, property valued 
at $563,000 was recovered by police officers. From 
January 1, 1917, to April 16, 1918, 13,695 criminal ar- 
rests were made by police officers, exclusive of viola- 
tions of city ordinances and for minor offenses. Dur- 
ing this same period eight brave officers sacrificed their 
lives on duty. During this same period twenty-eight 
spectacular crimes, involving bank and pay-roll rob- 



beries, several culminating in shooting and murder, 
have all been cleared up by the Police Department, the 
perpetrators arrested, some convicted and some await- 
ing trial. 

In addition, a large amount of work has been carried 
on for the Federal Government endeavoring to eradicate 
commercialized vice and along secret service lines. This 
is appreciated in a commendatory communication from 
the Department of Justice in Washington forwarded to 
the Acting General Superintendent of Police three 
weeks ago. Chicago is freer from crimes and criminals 
today than ever before in its history. The people of 
Chicago are to be complimented upon the general law- 
abiding conditions which prevail and for maintaining a 
record as the most orderly big city in America since 
our country has been in war. 

These statistics authenticated by detailed reports in 
my office and the office of the Chief of Police speak vol- 
umes' for the efficiency and integrity of the Police De- 
partment. Aside from normal progress, other causes 
have contributed to results achieved. The re-district- 
ing of the city and the abolition of a number of super- 
fluous stations has saved overhead expense and put 
more men -on the street. The assignment of a large 
number of special detail men to regular duty and the 
distribution of a number of mounted officers throughout 
numerous districts has added to the effectiveness of pa- 
trolling. The substitution of auto patrols for horse 
drawn wagons has increased facilities for handling pris- 
oners, and the salary increases awarded members of 
the department below the rank of lieutenant has 
spurred the ambition of the men to faithful perform- 
ance of duty. 

I recommend to your Honorable Body efforts to raise 
the compensation of the higher grades in the depart- 
ment to a level in keeping with the arduous duties and 
responsibilities imposed upon the officers in these posi- 
tions. The' captains and lieutenants in their respective 
districts are charged with the direct supervision of pro- 
tecting life and property and preserving order and see- 
ing to it that laws and ordinances are obeyed and re- 
spected. This service to the citizens and taxpayers is 
worth a higher competence than the Qity is paying. I 
urge that the salaries of lieutenants of police be raised 
immediately from $2,000 a year to $3,000 a year and 
that the salaries of captains be increased from $3,000 
a year to $4,000 a year. This standard is low enough 
for the exacting work required. 

The Acting General Superintendent of Police recom- 
mends the selection of a site and the construction of a 
new Central Police Station in the downtown district, to 
include accommodations for the Detective Bureau, the 
first and second precincts and the branch municipal 
courts. The City is now paying $23,300 annual rental 
for the quarters now occupied by these precincts and 
the Detective Bureau and they are not fit for the pur- 
poses used. What Chicago really needs is a Police Ad- 
ministration Building that will house the general head- 
quarters, provide accommodations for the force policing 
the downtown district, sufficient court facilities and 
quarters for a comprehensive school for police instruc- 
tion. 

I again renew my recommendation that your Hon- 
orable Body through its Committee on Schools, Fire, 
Police and Civil Service draft a new police ordinance 
that will provide for a modern organization. The so- 
called police reorganization ordinance under which the 



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doparlineiil is operating has proved a failure and is a 
luuulicap to eftlcient police work. It is impracticable, 
misleailing' in its provisions and violates all sound prin- 
('il)l('s ol' police atiministration. 

CONCLUSION. 

There are other items of pubic concern which I shall 
take the liberty of addressing your Honorable Body 
upon later. I shall submit for your consideration a re- 
poi't upon the administration of the public school sys- 
tem and my views upon the present status of the trac- 
tion and subway question at an early date. 

In closing, I importune the members of Chicago's 
Common Council to look this big City over that we who 
are charged with governing it may give thought to the 
destinies of the silent multitudes comprising its citi- 
zenship. You come from the body of the people and 
should remain steadfast in devotion to their interests 
and not mistake the voice of greed for the voice of God. 
Unfortunately we have living among us a number of 
Pharisees and their retainers whose commands sound 
imperative, a class who cry loudly in accusation of folly 
in others to distract attention from the uncleanness in 
themselves. To such as these the columns of a section 
of the public press are free and open while to a ma- 
jority of American manhood and womanhood they are 
closed. For in the commercial code of some newspa- 
pers greater profits grow out of libel, malice and abuse 
than from truth, sincerity and good-will. 

Among the plain people, however, mostly poor in 
worldly goods and with no axes to grind, there exists 
actual sincerity, love for country of birth or adoption 
and loyalty to city and state. To interpret the true 
interests of these should be our problem and our guide 
in administration of municipal affairs without fears 
or forebodings. Then we can maintain popular govern- 
ment and appreciate the surpassing privilege of living 
under the Stars and Stripes. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Wm. Hale Thompson, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Walker moved that the City Clerk be directed 
to have printed- 10,000 copies of said message in 
pamphlet form. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Lipps moved that the various committees of the 
City Council give consideration to those portions of said 
message which pertain to the work of their respective 
committees. 

The motion prevailed. 



Illinois Motor Corps: Permission to Park Automobiles. 

The Mayor submitted the following communication: 

Mayor's Office,] 
Chicago, May 12, 1918.^ , 

To the Honorable, the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Gentlemen — I transmit herewith a communication 
from the Woman's Committee of the State Council of 
Defense and the Woman's Committee of the Council of 
National Defense in which they request permission to 
park cars in the vicinity of their headquarters, to be 



used by them in a campaign for Liberty Loan Bonds 
and War Savings Stamps and other activities in which 
they are engaged. 

I also ti'ansmit herewith a draft of an order giving 
the necessary authority and I submit the same for your 
consideration. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) ■ Wm. Hale Thompson, 

Mayor. 

Unanimous consent was given for consideration of 
the order submitted with the foregoing communication. 

Aid. Schwartz moved to pass said order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is said order as passed : 

Ordered, That the General Superintendent of Police 
be and he is hereby requested to permit the Illinois Mo- 
tor Corps to park not to exceed eight automobiles in 
the street in front of and in the vicinity of 120 West 
Adams street, the building occupied by the State Coun- 
cil of Defense; the said machines to be used by the 
Woman's Committee of the State Council of Defense and 
the Woman's Committee of the Council of National De- 
fense, Illinois Division, for the purpose of enabling 
them to carry on campaigns in aid of the Liberty Loan 
and War Savings Stamps and other activities in ..which 
the committee is engaged in its efforts to aid in the 
prosecution of the war. 



CITY CLERK. 

Report of Acceptances and Bonds Filed. 

The City Clerk submitted a report of acceptances and 
bonds under ordinances, filed in his office and not pre- 
viously reported to the Council, which was ordered 
published and 

Placed on file. 

, Said report reads as follows : 

Office of the City Clerk, | 
Chicago, May 13, 1918.^ 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and City Council: 

Gentlemen — In accordance with the provisions of 
The Chicago Code of 1911, I hereby make report of ac- 
ceptances and bonds filed in this office : 

Central Cold Storage Company : Acceptance and bond, 
ordinance of February 15, 1918; switch track; filed 
April 15, 1918. 

The Illinois Vinegar Manfg Company: Acceptance 
and bond, ordinance of February 15, 1918, switch track; 
filed April 10, 1918. 

Abner H. Stone : Bond, under ordinance of February 
6, 1913, and assignment from original grantee, B. H. 
Hellen, canopy; filed May 6, 1918. 

Montgomery Ward & Co., Inc. : Acceptance and bond, 
ordinance of February 15, 1918, as amended March 14, 
1918, switch tracks; filed April 9, 1918. 

C, M. & St. P. Ry. Company : Acceptance, amend- 
afory track elevation ordinance of April 22, 1918; 
filed May 13, 1918. 

Respectfully yours, 
(Signed) James T. Igoe, 

City Clerk, 



May 13, 1918. 



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"Tag Day": Chicago Federation of Aged and Adult 
Charities (Proclamation). 

The Clerk presented the following proclamation, sub- 
mitted by the Mayor, which was ordered published and 
placed on file: 

Mayor's Office,] 
Chicago, May 10, 1918.^ 

PROCLAMATION. 

To THE People op Chicago — On Monday, May 13th, 
the Chicago Federation of Aged and Adult Charities will 
hold their annual tag day. The money given for tags 
on this day will go to the maintenance of the institu- 
tions and organizations represented by the federation. 

It is urgent thatHhe people contribute to this cause 
as generously as their means will permit, because of the 
humane and constructive service these organizations 
render to tijose who through- misfortune become de- 
pendent upon the community. 

The people of Chicago are now meeting many calls 
for aid toward causes which our country's entrance into 
war have, created. But it is equally important that they 
continue to support and maintain the charitable insti- 
tutions and agencies which shelter and protect our 
helpless and destitute at home, 

I bespeak for the Chicago Federation of Aged and 
Adult Charities the sympathy and generosity of the 
people of Chicago and hope they will respond bounti- 
fully to the individual appeals made to them next Mon- 
day, May 13th. ' 
(Signed) Wm. Hale Thompson, 

Mayor. 



Billy Sunday Services: Invitation to Attend. 

The. Clerk presented an invitation from the chair- 
man of the executive committee of the Sunday Evan- 
gelistic Campaign, inviting the members of the City 
Council to attend the services, which was ordered 

Placed on file. 



Vacation of Seward St.: between W. 16th and VV. 18th St. 

The Clerk presented an ordinance providing for the 
vacation of Seward street between West 16th street 
and West 18th street (Peter Schoenhoefen Brewing 
Company, beneficiary), which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Industries. 



Oscar Heineman Co.: Vault in Alley. 

The Clerk presented an ordinance granting permis- 
sion and authority to Oscar Heineman Company to 
construct and maintain a vault in alley in rear of 
premises known as 1937-45 North Fairfield ayenue, 
which was 

Referred to' the Committee on Streets and Alleys^ 



a permit to Joseph A. Schultz to construct and main- 
tain an auto-shed in rear of 535 N. Trumbull avenue, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and Citv 
Hall. 



Y. M. C. A. Hotel: in Matter of Exemption from Payment 
of Water Rates. 

The Clerk presented a communication from The 
Young Men's Ohristian Association of Chicago, re- 
questing^ that the Y. M. C. A. Hotel be exempted from 
payment of water rates, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



A. S. King: Claim. 

The Clerk presented a claim of A. S. King for a 
refund of license fee, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



CITY TREASURER. 



Jos. A. Schiiltz: Auto-shed. 

The Clerk presented an order directing issuance of 



Red Cross Campaign: Assistance of City Employes. 

The Clerk presented the following communication 
submitted by the City Treasurer: 

Office of the City Treasurer,] 
Chicago, May 13, 1918.J 

To the Honorable, the City Council, of the City of 
Chicago: 

Gentlemen — On May 20, 1918, the Re.d Cross or- 
ganization will enter upon their campaign for the pur- 
pose of raising money to carry on their work. This 
is of vital interest to every American who is inter- 
ested in the welfare of every boy. at the front who is 
defending American rights and liberty. 

The City employes did excellent work in putting 
the City Hall over the top in the Third Liberty Loan 
drive. This same good work could be performed by 
I hem on behalf of the Red Cross in their respective 
wards, as I feel that they arei ever ready and willing 
to perform any patriotic, service they may be called 
upon to perform by your Honorable Body. 

The purpose of this communication to you is to 
suggest that you call the attention of every City and 
School employe to the fact that an opportunity is open 
to them to perform a patriotic service by reporting 
to the Ward Chairman of the Red Cross organization 
in his or her respective ward — for the purpose of 
assisting in the cajivass which is about to be made by 
the Red Cross organization. 

Very sincerely yours, 

Clayton F. Smith. 

Aid. Lipps moved that the City Clerk be direct'"'d 
to inform the heads of the various departments to 
notify their employes of the contents of the aboye 
communication. 

The motion prevailed. 



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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS. 



Grades: Sundry Streets. 

The Clerk presented the following communication 
suhmided hy the Commissioner of Public Works': 

Department op Public Works,] 
Chicago, May 13, 1918.J 

Tn the Honorable, the *Mayor, and the City Council: 

Gentlemen — I transmit herewith a proposed ordi- 
nance for the establishment of sundry street grades in 
the City of Chicago with the recommendation that it be 
passed. 

Respectfully, 
(Signed) Frank I. Bennett, 

Commissioner of Public Works. 
William R. Matthews, 

Bench and Grade Engineer. 
Geo. E. McGrath, 

Supt. Bureau of Servers. 

Unanimous consent was given for consioteration oF 
the ordinance submitted with the foregoing communi- 
cation. 

Aid. Littler moved to pass said ordinance. 

The motion* prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home, Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J.. 
Lynch, O'TooIe, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyie, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Establishing the grades of sundry streets in the City 
of Chicago, County of Cook and State of Illinois. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago : 

Section 1. That the grades of the following streets, 
at the locations herein indicated, are hereby estab- 
lished at the following elevations: 

Elevations 
(in feet) 
At the curb corner of the Northeasterly inter- 
section of West Circle avenue and Nina avenue 63.8 
At the curb corner of Northcott avenue and Nina 

avenue 63.8 

At the curb corners of East Circle avenue and' 

Nina avenue 63.8 

At the curb corners on the northerly side of West 
Circle avenue at the southwesterly side of 

Northcott avenue 64.2 

On the southerly curb line of West Circle avenue 
at 200 feet westerly from the southwesterly 
corner of the northeasterly intersection of Nina 
avenue and West Circle avenue 64.2 



Elevations 
(in feet) 
On the northeasterly curb line of Northcott ave- 
nue at 220 feet northwesterly from the north- 
westerly corner of Nina avenue and Northcott 
avenue ". 64.2 

On West Circle avenue at a line normal thereto 
and 250 feet northeasterly from the northeast- . 
erly corner of J^fickerson avenue and West Cir- 
cle avenue 66.8 

At the intersection of West Circle avenue and 
Nickerson avenue 67.2 

On West Circle avenue at 150 feet southerly from 
the Southwest corner of Peck court and West 
Circle avenue 71.2 

On West Circle avenue at 460 feet southerly from 
the Southwest corner of Peck court and West 
Circle ayenue 71.6 

On Nina avenue at the first alley southwesterly 
of East Circle avenue 65.5 

On Nina avenue at 450 feet northeasterly from 
the intersection of the northeasterly line of 
Nickerson avenue and the northwesterly line 
of Nina avenue 68.7 

On Nickerson avenue at the northwesterly curb 
line of Nina avenue 69.7 

On Nickerson avenue at the southeasterly curb 
line of Nina avenue from the southwest 69.4 

At the intersection of Nickerson avenue and Nico- 
let avenue 68.7 

On Nina avenue at 300 feet southwesterly from 
the southwesterly line of Nickerson avenue.. 72.6 

At the intersection of Nina avenue and Talcott 
avenue 73.5 

At the intersection of North Harlem avenue and 
Talcott avenue 73.5 

At the intersection of North Neva avenue and 
Talcott avenue 74.5 

On West Circle avenue at a line normal thereto 
and 500 feet southwesterly from the south- 
westerly corner of Nickerson avenue and West 
Circle avenue 71.5 

On West Circle avenue at 150 feet southeasterly 
from the southeasterly line of Nina avenue. . 71.1 

On West Circle avenue 250 feet northwesterly 
from the northwesterly line of North Nordica 
avenue 71.1 

At the curb corners of the southwesterly inter- 
section of West Circle avenue and Nina avenue 70.3 

At the southwesterly curb corner of Peterson 
avenue and West Circle avenue 67.5 

Inside grade on both sides of West Circle avenue 
at a line normal thereto and 250 feet north- 
easterly from the northeasterly corner of Nick- 
erson avenue and West Circle avenue 09.4 

Inside grade on the northerly line of West Cir- 
cle avenue at 450 feet northeasterly from the 
northeasterly corner of Nickerson avenue and 
West Circle avenue 66.7 

Inside grade on the southeasterly line of West 
Circle avenue at 500 feet southwesterly from 
the southwesterly corner of Nickerson avenue 
and West Circle avenue ' 72.8 



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' Elevations 

(in feet) 
On southeasterly line of West Circle avenue on 
northerly line of Peck court produced eastward 
across West Circle avenue (inside grade) .... 73.5 

Inside grade on the westerly line of West Circle 
avenue at 400 feet southerly from the south- 
west corner of Peck court and West Circle 
avenue 72.9 

Inside grade on the westerly line of West Circle 
avenue at 460 feet southerly from the south- 
west corner of Peck court and West Circle ave- 
nue ' 73.7 

At soxithwest corner of Nina avenue and West 
Circle avenue (385 feet northeast from North 
Harlem avenue) inside grade 72.4 

Inside grade on the northwesterly line of Nina 
avenue at 450 feet northeasterly from the in- 
tersection of the northeasterly line of Nicker- 
son avenue and the northwesterly line of Nina 
avenue €9.9 

Inside grade at southwest corner of Nina avenue 
and Nickerson avenue 71.4 

Inside grade on the southwesterly line of Nick- 
erson avenue at the southeasterly line of the 
first alley southeast of West Circle avenue... 69.0 

Inside grade on the northerly line of East Circle 
avenue at 45 feet easterly from the northeast 
corner of Nicolet avenue and East Circle ave- 
nue 72.3 

On the southwesterly line of West Circle avenue 
at 100 feet northwesterly from the northwest- 
erly line of North Nordica avenue (inside 
grade) 72.4 

,0n the southwesterly line of Nickerson avenue 
at 235 feet northwesterly from Nina avenue 
(inside grade) 71.9 

On North California avenue at 600 feet south of 
the south line of Addison street 12.0 

At the intersection of South Oakley avenue and 
West 73rd Istreet 25.4 

At the intersection of South Oakley avenue and 
West 74th street - 25.7 

On Roscoe street at 225 feet east of the East line 
of North Narragansett avenue 55.0 

At the intersection of Roscoe street and North 
Mobile avenue 43.5 

At the intersection of Roscoe street and North 
Melvina avenue 41.0 

At the intersection of Avenue and East 113th 
streiet \ 7.0 

At the intersection of Avenue and East 114th 
street '. '6.0 

On West 13th place at the East line of the first 
alley east of South Washtenavt avenue 12.9 

At the northwest curb corner of St. Clair street 
and East Austin avenue 12.0 

At the northeast curb corner of St. Clair street 
and East North Water street 11.5 

On tl^e southerly curb line of East North Water 
street at the center line of St. Clair street pro- 
duced south 10.9 



Elevations 
(in feet) 

On East North Water street at 260 feet east of 
the East line of St. Clair street 9.7 

On East North Water street at 400 feet south- 
easterly from the first angle in the southerly 
line of East North Water street east of St. 
Clair street 8.0 

'On East North Water street at its eastern ter- 
minous east of St. Clair street at west dock 
line of Canal Basin 8.0 

On the east curb line of Southport avenue at the 
south line of Warner avenue produced east. . . . 22.0 

On the east curb line of Southport avenue and the 
westerly curb line of North Clark street at 50 
feet due north of the north line of Warner ave- 
nue produced east 23.4 

At the northwest and southwest curb corners of 
Warner avenue and Southport avenue 22.0 

At the intersection of South Central avenue and 
west 54th street 25.0 

On South Central avenue at the right-of-way lines 
of Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad between Archer 
avenue and West 54th street 25.5 

At the intersection of South Central avenue and 
Archer avenue 25.0 

At the intersection of Soutti Central avenue and 
West 53rd street 24.0 

At the intersection of- South Central avenue and 
West 62nd street 18.0 

At the_ southeast and southwest curb corners of 
South Central avenue and West 51st street. . . . 10.0 

At the southeast and southwest curb corners of 
South Lujia avenue and West 51st street 15.5 

On South Luna avenue at 200 feet north of the 
north line of West 52nd street 16.0 

On South Washtenaw avenue at 68 feet south of 
the south line of Taylor street produced west. . 11.5 

On South Washtenaw avenue at 145 feet south of 
the south line of Taylor street produced west. . 11.5 

On South Washtenaw avenue at 245 feet south of 
the south line of Taylor street produced west. . 14.0 

On South Halsted street at 950 feet south of the 
south line of West 127th street to the east. 20.0 

On South Halsted street at 1,850 feet south of the 
south line of West 127th street to the east 14.0 

At the northeast and southeast corners of East 
12th street and South Wabash avenue (inside 
grades) ■. 16.5 

At the northeast and southeast curb corners of 
East 12th street and South Wabash avenue 16.5 

At the northwest and .the southwest curb corners 
of East 12th street and South Wabash avenue. . 16.9 

On East 12th street at the west line of South 
Wabash avenue 17.33 

At the northwest and the southwest corners of 
East 12th street and South Wabash avenue (in- 
side grades) 17.33 

On South Wabash avenue at 133 feet north of the 
north line of East 12th street ■. 13.4 

On the west curb of South Wabash avenue at the 
north line of East 12th street 16.7 



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Elevations 
(in^feet) 
On llit> west curb ol' SouLli Wabash avenue at the 

south line of East 12th street 16.7 

On South Wabash avenue at 133 feet south of the 

south line of East 12th street 13.4 

On South Sacramento avenue at the right-of-vv^ay 

lines of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe 

Railroad (Illinois Northern Railroad) 13.7 

On tlic north curb of West Madison street at 80 

feet west of the west line of North Canal street. 14.7 
On the south curb of West Madison street at 35 

feet west of the west line of South Canal street. 15.4 
On South Central avenue at"^ the center line of 

West 59th street produced east (north line of 

right-of-way of Chicago and Western Indiana 

Railroad) 33.5 

On South Central avenue at 125 feet south of the 

center line of West 59th street produced east. . 33.5 

The above elevations shall be measured from the 
plane of Low^ Water of Lake Michigan of A. D. 1847, 
as established by the Board of Trustees of the Illinois 
and Michigan Canal and fixed by the City Council of 
the City of Chicago on July 11, 1898, by an ordinance 
relating to the Lind Block Bench Mark, wbich ordi- 
nance was re-enacted as Section 1063 of The Chicago 
Code of 1911. 

Section 2. That all grades heretofore established 
conflicting with the grades herein are hereby abolished. 

Section 3. That this ordinance shall be in force 
from and after its passage. 



Water Supply Pipes: in Sundry Streets. 

The Clerk presented the following communication 
and order submitted by the Commissioner of Public 
Works : 

Department op Public Works,] 
Chicago, May 13, 19 18. J 

To the Mayor andCity Council of the City of Chicayo: 
I deem it necessary and advisable to lay Water 
Mains in various streets, and respectfully ask the pas- 
sage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized to lay Water Mains in 
the following streets : 

In South Long avenue, from Archer avenue to West 
52nd street; size, 8 inches; p.robable cost, including 
hydrants and basins, $1,210.00. 480 ft. pays 6 cents. 
Balance circulation. 

In South Paulina street, from 1950 feet south of Blue 
Island avenue south 250 feet; size, 6 inches; probable' 



cost, including hydrants and basins, $075.00. Pays 6 
cents. 

In Beaubien court, -from South Water street north 
108 feet; size, 6 inches; probable cost, including 
hydrants and basins, $638.00. Circulation. 

In South State street, from 126th street to 54 feet 
north of 124th place; and in 126th street, from South 
State street to South Michigan avenue; size, 8 inches; 
probable cost, including hydrants and basins, $3,444.00. 
Circulation. 

In Jeffery avenue, from East 87th street to East 92nd 
street; size 12 inches; including wings at East 87th 
street. East 89th street and 91st street; size 8 inches 
and 6 inches; probable cost, including hydrants and 
basins, $11,059.00. Circulation. Account paving. 

Unanimous consent was given for consideration of 
said order. 

■ Aid. A. A. McCormick moved to pass said order. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliif, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, CuUerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahefn, Home, Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

A^ays^None. 



Bureau of Waste Disposal: Monthly Report (for 
April, 1918). 

The Clerk presented the following report submitted 
by the Commissioner of Public Works, which was or- 
dered published and placed on file : 

Department of Public Works,] 

Bureau of Waste Disposal, \ 

Chicago, May 10, 1918.J 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and the City Council of 

the City of Chicayb: 

Gentlemen— In compliance with Section 5 of the 
ordinance establishing the Bureau of Waste Disposal, 
passed October 30, 1916, Council Proceedings page 
2068, and order passed by your Honorable Body on May 
21, 1917, Council Proceedings page 314, I respectfully 
submit the following report of the activities of this 
■Bureau for the month of April, 1918: 



Municipal Reduction Plant, 

revenue .4ND EXPENSE STATEMENT — APRIL, 1918. 

Raw Garbage Received 6222 tons. 

Garbage Qrease vouchered 280,300 lbs. @ $ .11963 per lb $3J,o33..b 

Garbage Tankage vouchered 1,336.25 tons @ 10.27 per 



ton 13,803.29 






Total Revenue v 



ouchered ^ • ^^^'^^G-SS 



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Inrrniory, April 30, {918; 

Garbage Grease 109,000 lbs. @ 

Garbage Tankage 30 tons @ 

Garbage Rags 212,425 lbs. @ 

Garbage Scrap Cans .397,340 lbs. @ 

Scrap Iron ~. 46.55 tons @ 

Unmilled Degreased Tankage... 4,000 tons @ 



Total April Inventory. 



$ .1157 per lb $12,611.30 

10.27 per ton 308.10 

9.00 per ton 955.91 

2.00 per ton 397.34 

10.00 per ton 465.50 

4.00 per ton 16,000.00 



30,738.15 



$78,074.70 



Less Inventory of March 31, 1918: 

Garbage Grease 134,000 lbs. 



@ $ .1157 per lb '. $15,503.80 



Garbage Tankage 30 tons @ 10.27 

Garbage Rags 125,335 lbs. @ 9.00 

Garbage Scrap Cans 297,840 lbs. @ 2.00 

Scrap Iron .'. 25 tons @ 10.00 

Unmilled Degreased Tankage 4,000 tons @ 4.00 



308.10 

564.01 

297.84 

250.00 

per ton 16,000.00 



per ton. 
per ton. 
per ton. 
per ton. 



Total March Inventory. 
Total Net Revenue. . . . . 



32,923.75 
$45,150.95 



Fuel Oil 

Power -. 

Light 

Coal 

Supplies and Repairs. 



Operating Expenses: 

Salaries and Wages. ." $17,478.33 



6,926.99 

961.00 

95.80 

2,009.14 

5,409.23 



Total Operating Expense...-. 
Profit on Manufacturing Cost. 



32,880.49 
$12,270.46 



Raw Garbage Analysis: 

Moisture and Rubbish. .'. 4,758.10 tons — 76.47% 

Grease 127.65 tons— 2.05% 

Tankage . 1,336.25 tons— 21.48% 



Total 



Unit Cost of Operation: 



.6,222.00 tons— 100.00% 

Per Ton of 
Raw Garbage 



Salaries and Wages = $2,809 

Fuel Oil , • 1.113 

Power and Light .170 

Coal 323 

Supplies and Repairs ^ • .869 



Total Cost $5,284 

Total Revenue ; 7.256 



Total Profit Per Ton of Raw Garbage $1,972 



CONSTRUCTION AND BETTERMENTS. 

The following work was done on the rehabilitation of 
the New No. 4 and 5 Dryer Building and the New Mill 
Building: 

New Dryer Building No. i and 5. 

Overhauling and repairing dryer drives on the two 
north dryers. 

Overhauling and repairing stokers, stoker drives and 
furnaces on the two south dryers. 

Resetting motors on the two south dryers. 

Putting in forms for concrete floor back of four dry- 
ers. 



New Mill Building. 

Building and installing drives on two flight convey- 
ors. 

Installing dust collector. 

Putting in forms for concrete floor around dust col- 
lector. 

Dismantling and taking out old dust collector. 

Wiring and installing drop lights at (jach motor in 
building. 

Completed all work of overhauling, cleaning, reset- 
ting and wiring of all motors in building. 



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Miscellaneous. 

OvciiiaCilins and repairing DA conveyor from No. 2 
and 3 Dryer Building lo DB conveyor and DB conveyor 
from DA conveyor to Dryer Building No. 4 and 5. 

Extending flight conveyor on roof of Old and New Ex- 
tractor Building. 

Grouting pumps -and cutting pipe openings in flooi'S 
and walls of New Extractor Building. 

Building pipe trenches in New Extractor Building. 
Piping and Accessories for New Extractor Building. 

J. E. Russell & Co. have made considerable progress 
on their contract with the City for piping system and 
accessories in the New Extractor Building, having com- 
pleted the following work: 

1. Main high pressure steam header, complete with 
all connections to evaporators, naphtha pumps, grease 
pumps, vacuum pump, and up to reducing valve on sec- 
ond floor. 

2. Four-inch low pressure steam line, to percolators, 
starting at and including reducing valve, expansion 
chamber, bends arid valves. 

3. Four-inch steam exhaust line, with connections 
to heater, back pressure valve and free air exhaust 
riser, through roof of percolator building. Pipe to the 
exhaust openings of two naphtha and two grease pumps. 

4. Two and one-half inch drain header connecting 
five traps on rear end of evaporators to a pump and 
receiver installed at the northwest corner of the perco- 
lator bu-ilding. 

5. Complete set of floor covering plates for trench 
housing this drain header up to vacuum pump. 

6. Four-inch naphtha discharge line, from naphtha 
pumps to heater and up to percolator on third floor. 

7. Three-inch blow-off line, connecting safety valves 
on top of evaporators leaving waste steam outside north 
wall of building. 

8. Two-inch blow-off line connecting safety valves 
on percolators leading waste steam to exhaust riser. 

9. Five 8-inch naphtha vapor connections from noz- 
zles on top of evaporating tanks through elbows and 
bends up to valves. 

10. Five 4-inch solvent line connections through 
laterals and valves to tees in wash line. 

Yours very truly, 
(Signed) ' Frank I. Bennett, 

Commissioner of Public' Works, 
Recommended by : 
(Signed) L. F. King, 

General Foreman in Charge, Bureau of Waste Disposal. 



BOARD OF EDUCATION. 



Public School Buildings: Cleaning and Calciminiiig, 

The Clerk presented the following communication, 
submitted by the business manager of the Board of Ed- 
ucation, which was ordered published and placed on 
lile: 

Board op Education,] 
Chicago, May 7, 1918.^ 

Hon. James T. Igoe, City Clerk, City of Chicago: 

Dear Sir— Your communication of February 6, 1918, 
embodying a resolution passed by the City Council at 



its regular meeting, held on January 28, 1918, request- 
ing the Board of Education to furnish the City Council 
with information relative to the cleaning and calcimin- 
iiig of schools, was referred by the Committee on Build- 
ings and Grounds of the board to the business manager 
for consideration and report. 

It has beenthe custom of the Board of Education for 
many years to calcimine all school buildings in Chicago 
once every three years, one-third of the buildings be- 
ing calcimined each year, during the summer vacation. 

This policy seems to have given satisfaction in the 
past, and especially since the oiling of floors began. 

The estimated cost of calcimining all our public 
schools at one time is $410,000.00 

Yours very truly, 
(Signed) ■ Percy B. Coffin, 

Business Manager. 

HARBOR BOARD. 



Municipal Pier: Lease of Space to Chicago, Duluth and 
Georgian Bay Transit Co. (Amendment) . 

The Clerk presented the following communication, 
submitted by the Harbor Board: 

Harbor Board, [ 

Chicago, May '10, 1918.J 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen — Under date of November 26, 1917, an 
ordinance was passed by the City Council, on recom- 
mendation of the Harbor Board, directihg the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works to enter into a lease with the 
Chicago, Duluth & Georgian Bay Transit Company for 
the west twenty (20) feet of the east eighty (80) feet 
of the freight and passenger building on the south side 
of the Municipal Pier. 

This space is immediately adjacent to the space for- 
merly occupied by the -Roosevelt Steamship Company, 
and inasmuch as the steamer "Theodore Roosevelt" has 
been taken over by the Government, that company will 
have no requirements for space during the coming sea- 
son. I am therefore enclosing herewith an amendment 
to the ordinance shifting the space to that previously 
occupied by the Roosevelt Steamship Company, which 
will eliminate the necessity of equipping an additional 
office for the use of the Chicago, Duluth & Georgian Baj' 
Transit Company. 

Yours very truly, 
(Signed) Frank I. Bennett, 

Chairman, Harbor Board. 
(Signed) H. V, McGurren, 

Secretary, Harbor Board. 

Unanimous consent was given for consideration of 
the ordinance submitted with the foregoing communi- 
cation. 

Aid. Littler moved to pass said ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson. Jackson, 
Iliflf, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonougl^, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home, Maypole, Smith, 



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105 



Kaiudl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, OToole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 
Na\js — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed : 

Be it ordained- by the City Council of the City of- 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That an ordinance passed by the City 
Council on November 26, 1917, and appearing upon page 
1520 of the Journal of the Proceedings of that date, au- 
thorizing the Commissioner of Public Works to enter 
into a lease on behalf of and in the name of the City of 
Chicago with the Chicago, Duluth & Georgian Bay Tran- 
sit Company, a corporation, for the west twenty (20) 
feet of the east eighty (80) feet of the freight and pas- 
senger building on the south side of the Municipal Pier, 
be and the same is hereby amended by striking out the 
word and figures "eighty (80)" in line 6, Section 1 of 
said ordinance and inserting in lieu thei-eof the word 
and figures "sixty (60)". 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect and be 
in force from and after its passage. 



BOARD OF LOCAL IMPROVEMENTS. 



Assessment Rolls. 

Tlie Clerk presented a list, submitted by the Board of 
Local Improvements, of assessment rolls filed in the 
County Court May 6, 1918, for final hearing May 23, 
1918, Nvhich was ordered 

Placed on file. 



Wlaona St. from C, M. & St. P. R. R. to N. L0119 A v., 

Etc, (System) : Paving with Granite or Trap 

Rock Asphaltic Macadam. 

The Clerk presented the following recommendation, 
estimate and ordinance, submitted by the Board of Lo- 
cal Improvements, which were ordered published in the 
Journal and referred to the Committee on Home De- 
fense : 

RECOMMENDATION, ESTIMATE AND ORDINANCE. 



UEGOMMENDATION BY BOARD OF LOCAL IMPROVEMENTS. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, in 
City Council Assembled: 

We hereby submit an ordinance for the improvement 
— adjusting sewer manholes and catchbasins, construct- 
ing and connecting catchbasin inlets, constructing new 
brick catchbasins complete, curbing with sandstone 
curbstones supported at each joint by one and one-half 
cubic feet of Portland cement concrete, grading and 
paving with eight inches of Mast furnace slag or eight 
inches of limestone and two and one-half inches of 



granite or trap rock bonded with asphaltic cement, the 
roadways of a system of streets as follows, to wit: 

Winona street, from the westerly line of the right of 
way of the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad to 
the east line of North Long avenue; 

Carmen avenue, from a line parallel with and 425 
feet east of the east line of Leclaire avenue to the 
northeasterly line of Norwood Park avenue produced 
northwesterly; 

Winnemac avenue, from the west line of North La- 
vergne avenue to the east 'line of North Long avenue; 

Lovejoy avenue, from the north line of Carmen ave- 
nue to a straight line connecting the southeast and 
southwest corners of Foster avenue; 

North Lotus avenue, from the north line of Carmen 
avenue to the south line of Foster avenue; 

North Long avenue, from the northeasterly line of 
Noi'wood Park avenue to the south line of Foster ave- 
nue; 

• North Lockwood avenue, from the north line of Ar- 
gyle street ^to the south line of Foster avenue; 

North Laramie avenue, from the north line of Argyle 
street to the south line of Foster avenue; 

Leclaire avenue, from the north line of Argyle street 
to the south line of Foster avenue, and also the road- 
ways of all intersecting streets and alleys extended from 
the curb line to the street line produced on each side 
of each of said above specified streets between the 
points herein described, in the City of Chicago, County 
of Cook and State of Illinois, together with an estimate 
of the cost of said improvement, and recommend the 
passage of said ordinance and the making of the im- 
provement contemplated therein. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) David W. Clark, 

L. WiTHALL, 

W. H. Blencoe, 
Edward J. Glackin, 

Board of Local Improvements of the City of Chicago. 

Dated, Chicago, May 13, A. D. 1918. 

ESTIMATE OP ENGINEER. 

To the Board of Local Improvements of the City of 
Chicago, and to the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago, in City Council Assembled: 

The Board of Local Improvements of the City of 
Chicago, having adopted a resolution that the roadways 
of a system of streets as follows, to wit : Winona street, 
from the westerly line of the right of way of the Chi- 
cago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad to the east line 
of North Long avenue; Carmen avenue, from a line 
parallel with and 425 feet east of the east line of Le- 
claire avenue to t^ie northeasterly line of Norwood 
Park avenue produced northwesterly; Winnemac ave- 
nue, from the west line of North Lavergne avenue to 
the east line of North Long avenue; Lovejoy avenue, 
from the north line of Carmen avenue to a straight line 
connecting the southeast and southwest corners of Fos- 
ter avenue; North Lotus avenue, from the north line 
of Carmen avenue to the south line of Foster avenue; 
North Long avenue, from the northeasterly line of Nor- 
wood Park avenue to the south line of Foster avenue; 
North Lockwood avenue, from the north line of Argyle 






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sli'oot to the south line of Foster avenue; North Lara- 
mie avenue, from the north line of Argyle street to the 
south line of Foster avenue; Leclaire avenue from the 
north line of x\rgyle street to the south line of Foster 
avenue, and also the roadways of all intersecting 
streets and alleys extended from the curb line, to the 
street line produced on each side of each of said above 
specified streets between the points herein described, 
be improved by adjusting sewer manholes and catch- 
basins, constructing and connecting catchbasin inlets, 
constructing new brick catchbasins complete, curbing 
with sandstone curbstones supported at each joint by 
one and one-half cubic feet of Portland cement con- 
crete, grading and paving with eight inches of blast 
furnace slag or eight inches of limestone and two and 
one-half inches of granite or trap rock bonded with 
asphaltic cement, and presented to the City Council of 
the City of Chicago, a recommendation that such local 
improvement be made. I hereby submit an estimate 
of the cost of such improvement, including labor and 
materials, viz : 

Sandstone curb stones supported at each 
joint by 1% cubic feet of Portland cement 
concrete, 29,100 lineal feet at $0.85 $ 24,735.00 

Grading 23,600 cubic yards at $0.80 18,880.00 

Paving with eight inches of blast furnace 
slag or eight inches of limestone and two 
and one-half inches of granite or trap^ 
rock bonded with asphaltic cement, 43,000 
square yards at $1.60 68,800.00 

Constructing 47 new brick catch basins com- 
plete at $50.00. .... 1 2,350.00 

Adjusting sewer manholes and catchbasins, 
and constructing and connecting catch- 
basin inlets 5,235.00 

Total $120,000.00 

And I hereby certify that in my opinion the above 
estimate does not exceed the probable cost of the above 
proposed improvement. 

(Signed) • C. D. Hill, 

Engineer of the Board of Local Improvements. 

Dated, Chicago, May 13, A. D. 1918. 



AN ORDINANCE 

For the improvement — adjusting sewer manholes and 
catchbasins, constructing an(5 connecting catchbasin 
inlets, constructing new brick catchbasins complete, 
curbing, grading and paving — of the roadways of a 
system of streets as follows, to wit: Winona street, 
from the westerly line of the right of way of the 
Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad to the east 
line of North Long avenue; Carmen avenue, from a 
line parallel with and four hundred and twenty-five 
(425) feet east of the east line of Leclaire avenue to 
the northeasterly line of Norwood Park avenue pro- 
duced northwesterly; Winnemac avenue, from the 
west line of North Lavergne avenue to the east line 
of North Long avenue; Lovejoy avenue, from the 
north line of Carmen avenue to a straight line con- 
necting the southeast and southwest corners of Fos- 
ter avenue; North Lotus avppue, from the north line 



of Carmen avenue to the south line of Foster avenue; 
North Long avenue, from the northeasterly line of 
Norwood Park avenue to the south line of Foster 
avenue; North Lockwood avenue, from the north line 
of Argyle street to the south line of Foster avenue; 
North Laramie avenue, from the north line of Argyle 
street to the south line of Foster avenue; Leclaire 
avenue, from the north line of Argyle street to the 
south line of Foster avenue, and also the roadways 
of all intersecting streets and alleys extended from 
the curb line to the street line produced on each side 
of each of said above-specified streets between the 
points herein described, in the City of Chicago, 
County of Cook and State of irimois. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That a local improvement shall be made 
within the City of Chicago, County of Cook and State 
of Illinois, the nature, character, locality and descrip- 
tion of which local improvement is as follows, to wit: 

That the roadway of Winona street from the westerly 
line of the right of way of the Chicago, Milwaukee and 
St. Paul Railroad to the east line of North Long avenue, 
also the roadway of Carmen avenue from a line parallel 
with and four hundred and twenty-five (425) feet east 
of the east line of Leclaire avenue to the northeasterly 
line of Norwood Park avenue produced northwesterly, 
also the roadway of Winnemac avenue from the west 
line of North Lavergne avenue to the east line of North 
Long avenue, also the roadway of Lovejoy avenue from 
the north line of Carmen avenue to a straight line con- 
necting the southeast and southwest corners of Foster 
avenue, also the roadway of North Lotus avenue from 
the north line of Carmen avenue to the south line of 
Foster avenue, also the roadway of North Long avenue 
from the northeasterly line of Norwood Park avenue 
to the south line of Foster avenue, also the roadway of 
North Lockwood avenue from the north line of Argyle 
street to the south line of Foster avenue, also the road- 
way of North Laramie avenue from the north line of 
Argyle street to the south line of Foster avenue, also 
the roadway of Leclaire avenue from the north line 
of Argyie street to the south line of Foster avenue, the 
width of each of. said roadways being hereby established 
at twenty-six (26) feet, and also the roadways of all 
intersecting streets and alleys extended from the curb 
line to the street line produced on each side of each of 
said above specified streets between the points herein- 
before described, be and the same are hereby ordered 
improved as follows: 

The best quality of sandstone curbstones shall be set 
on edge along their length on each side of the roadway 
of each of said above-specified streets between the 
points hereinbefore described (except across the road-' 
ways of all intersecting streets and alleys between the 
points hereinbefore described) in such a manner that 
the roadway face of the curbstones shall be parallel 
with and thirteen (13) feet from the center line of each 
of said above-specified streets; and the best quality of 
sandstone curbstones shall be set on edge along their 
length on each side of the roadways of all intersecting 
streets and alleys extended from the curb line to the 
street line produced on each side of each of said above- 
specified streets between the points hereinbefore des- 
scribed in such a manner that the roadway face of the 
curbstones shall conform with the cux'b line produced 



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on each side of all said intersecting streets and in such 
a manner that the back of the curbstones sha'll conform 
with the alley line produced on each side of all said 
intersecting alleys between said points. 

Said curbstones shall be five (5) feet long, eighteen 
(18) inches deep and six (6) inches thick after being 
dressed with the top edge straight, full and square. 
Each curbstone shall be neatly dressed on its top sur- 
face, and on its roadway face for the space of fourteen 
(14) inches down from the top, and on its back for the 
space of three (3) inches down from the top, and shall 
have a straight base its whole length. The upper road- 
way edge of said curbstones shall be cut to an arc of 
a circle having a radius of one and one-half (1%) 
inches. 

Said curbstones shall be supported at each joint by 
being firmly bedded upon a layer of Portland cement 
concrete eighteen (18) inches in length, twelve (12) 
inches in width and six (6) inches in depth. The 
roadway face of said layer shall conform with the road- 
way face of the curbstones and nine (9) inches of each 
end of each of said curbstones shall rest upon said 
layer. A layer of Portland cement concrete eighteen 
(18) inches in length, six (6) inches in width and 
twelve (12) inches in depth shall be placed at the back 
of said curbstones. The top of said last-mentioned 
layer shall be six (6) inches below the top of said curb- 
stones and the roadway fa&e of said last mentioned 
layer shall extend along the back of said curbstones 
for a distance of nine (9) inches from each end of 
each of said curbstones, and shall support said curb- 
stones. The above-described layers of Portland cement 
concrete shall be constructed at the same time, so as 
to form a monolithic mass. 

The concrete to- be used to support said curbstones 
shall consist of the best quality of Portland cement 
mixed with torpedo sand or limestone screenings in the 
proportion of one (1) part cement and three (3) parts 
of torpedo sand or three (3) parts of limestone screen- 
ings, into which shall be incorporated six (6) parts 
of the best quality of slag, limestone or other stone 
which shall be equal in quality for concrete pur- 
poses and of a size that will pass through a ring 
of two (2) inches internal diameter and be held on 
a ring of one-half (%) inch internal diameter. The 
cement shall be mixed thoroughly with the torpedo 
sand or limestone screenings, after which it shall be 
moistened with water to form a mortar and into which 
shall be incorporated the six (6) parts of slag, lime- 
stone or other stone as specified above and rammed 
into forms until solid. 

The Portland cement used in this improvement shall 
be so ground that ninety-two (92) per cent will pass 
through a standard number one hundred (100) sieve 
having ten thousand (10,000) meshes per square inch. 

Briquettes made from a mortar composed of one (1) 
part said Portland cement and three (3) parts torpedo 
sand, or three (3) parts of limestone screenings, free 
from dirt, dust and other impurities exposed to the air 
for one (1) day and immersed in water for six (6) days 
shall develop an ultimate tensile strength of two hun- 
dred (200) pounds per square inch. 

Earth filling, free from animal or vegetable matter, 
shall be placed at the back of said curbing; the top of 
said filling to be even with the top of said curbing. 
Said filling shall be four (4) feet wide at the top and 



shall slope down at the rate of one and one-half (1%) 
feet horizontal to one (1) foot vertical. 

The curbstones on each side of the roadway of each 
of said above-specified streets shall be set so that the 
top edge of the same shall be at the elevation of straight 
lines connecting the several points at the elevations 
hereinafter described, and the curbstones on each side 
of the roadways of all intersecting streets extended 
from the curb line to the street line produced on each 
side of each of said above-specified streets shall be set 
so that the top edge of the same shall be at- the eleva- 
tion of said intersecting streets hereinafter described, 
and the curbstones on each side of the roadways of all 
intersecting alleys extended from the curb line to the 
street line produced on each side of each of said above- 
specified streets shall be set so that the top edge of 
the same shall rise from the curb line to the street 
line produced at the rate of one (1) inch vertical to 
three (3) feet horizontal from the elevation of the 
curb of said above-specified streets between the points 
hereinbefore described, which elevations shall be as 
follows, to wit: 

Winona street at the westerly line of the right of 
way of the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad, 
32.00 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Winona street with Leclaire 
avenue, 32.00 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Winona street with North 
Laramie avenue, 32.00 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Winona street with North 
Lockwood avenue, 32.50 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Winona street with North Long 
avenue, 33.00 feet above datum. 

Carmen avenue at a line 425 feet east of Leclaire 
avenue, 32.00 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Carmen avenue with Leclaire 
avenue, 32.00 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Carmen avenue with North 
Laramie avenue, 32.00 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Carmen avenue with North 
Lockwood avenue, 32.50 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Carmen avenue with North 
Long avenue, 33.00 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Carmen avenue with North 
Lotus avenue, 34.00 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Carmen avenue with Lovejoy 
avenue" (south curbs), 34.00 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Carmen avenue with Lovejoy 
avenue (northeast curb corner), 34.00 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Carmen avenue with Lovejoy 
avenue (northwest curb corner), 34.50 feet above 
datum. 

At the intersection of Carmen avenue with Lovejoy 
avenue (elevation of center of roadway), 34.50 feet 
above datum. 

At the intersection of Carmen avenue with Norwood 
Park avenue (southeast curb corner), 38.50 feet above 
datum. 

At the intersection of Carmen avenue with Milwaukee 
avenue, 38.50 feet above datum. 






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At, Hu' iiiU'rsei'lion ol' Winncinac avenue with North 
Lavergiie avenue, 32.00 feet above datum. 

At tlio intersection of Winnemac avenue with Le- 
flaii'o avenue, 32.00 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Winnemac avenue with North 
Laramie avenue, 32.00 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Winnemac avenue with North 
Lockwood avenue, 32.50 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Winnemac avenue with North 
Long avenue, 33.50 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Foster avenue with Leclaire 
avenue, 32.00 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Foster avenue with North 
Laramie avenue, 32.00 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Foster avenue with North 
Lockwood avenue, 32.00 feet above datum. 

At tlie intersection of Foster avenue with North 
Long avenue, 33.00 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Foster avenue with North Lotus 
avenue, 33.50 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Foster avenue with Lovejoy 
avenue, 36.50 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Argyle street with Leclaire 
avenue, 32.00 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Argyle street with North Lara- 
mie avenue, 32.00 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Argyle street with North Lock- 
wood avenue, 32.50 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Norwood Park avenue witli 
North Long avenue, 34.00 feet above datum. 

The above elevations as fixed shall be measured from 
Chicago City datum as established by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago. 

The roadways of the several streets specified above 
between the points hereinbefore described, and also the 
roadways of all streets and alleys intersecting the sev- 
eral streets specified above and extending from the 
curb line to the street line produced on each side of 
each of said above-specified streets between the points 
hereinbefore described, shall be so graded that after 
being thoroughly puddled and rolled with a roller of 
ten (10) tons weight until the roadbeds are thoroughly 
compacted and after the pavement hereinafter des- 
cribed shall have been placed thereon, the surface of 
the pavement at the center of the finished roadway of 
each of said above-specified streets, and the center 
of the finished roadways of all intersecting streets ex- 
tended from the curb line to the street line produced 
on each side of each of said above-specified streets, 
shall be three (3) inches above the top of the curbing 
hereinbefore described, except at the intersection of 
Carmen avenue with Lovejoy avenue, where the sur- 
face of the pavement at the center of said finished road- 
way shall be at the elevation of center of roadway 
hereinbefore described; and the surface of the finished 
roadways at the summits in the gutters between catch- 
basins and adjoining the roadway face of the curbing 
shall be three (3) inches below the top of said curb- 
ing, and the surface of the finished roadways at the 
catchbasin inlets in the gutters adjoining the roadway 
face of the curbing shall be ten (10) inches below the 
top of said curbing. 



The slope of the gutters adjoining the roadway face 
of said curbing shall be uniform from the summits to 
the catchbasin inlets, and a transverse section of the 
finished surface of the pavement shall be an arc of a 
circle passing through the said gutter elevations and 
the elevation of the center of said finished roadways,' 
at every part of the roadway of each of said above- 
specified streets, and at every part of the roadways of 
all streets intersecting the several streets specified 
above, between the points hereinbefore described. 

In all intersecting alleys hereinbefore specified at 
the street lines produced of said above-specified streets, 
the surface of the finished pavement adjoining the 
curbing shall be even with the top of the curbing, and 
the surface of the finished pavement at the center of 
the roadway of said alleys shall be three (3) inches 
below the top of the curbing, and a transverse section 
of the finished surface of the pavement at the street 
lines produced of said above-specified streets shall be 
an arc of a circle passing through the surface of the 
pavement adjoining said curbing and the surface of 
the pavement at the center of said finished roadways. 
The surface of the said pavement thence sliall slope 
gradually to meet the gutters hereinbefore specified. 

Upon the roadbeds thus prepared between said poinis 
shall be spread a layer of blast furnace slag, free from 
dirt, or a layer of the best quality of broken limestone. 
If slag is used in said improvement said slag shall be 
practically uniform in quality and as near cubical in 
form as possible and broken so as to pass through a 
ring of six (6) inches internal diameter, and all the 
large pieces shall, as far as practicable, be placed at the 
bottom of the layer. Said layer of slag shall be covered 
with fine_slag or other material equal thereto for bond- 
ing purposes in such quantity so as to fill all the inter- 
stices in said layer of slag. Said layer of slag shall be 
wetted and thoroughly rolled with a roller of ten (10) 
tons weight until the same is bonded solid and un- 
yielding. The thickness of said layer after being thus 
rolled shall be eight (8) inches. 

If limestone is used in said improvement, it s-hall be 
of the best quality of broken limestone, crushed to a 
size that will pass through a ring of four (4) inches 
internal diameter and be held on a ring of two (2) 
inches internal diameter, which layer of limestone shall 
be covered with the best quality of limestone screen- 
ings, in such quantity so as to fill all the interstices in 
said layer of limestone. Said layer of limestone shall 
be wetted and thoroughy rolled with a roller of ten 
(10) tons weight until the same is bonded, solid and 
unyielding. The thickness of said layer after being 
thus rolled shall be eight (8) inches. 

Upon said layer of slag or upon said layer of lime- 
stone shall be spread a layer of the best quality of 
broken granite or trap rock crushed to a size that will 
pass through a ring of two (2) inches internal diameter 
and be held on a ring of one (1) inch internal diameter. 
Said layer of broken granite or trap rock shall be rolled 
with a roller of ten (10) tons weight until the same is 
brought to a true and uniform surface, after which 
asphaltic cement in the proportion of one and one-half 
(1%) gallons to each square yard of surface shall be 
poured over it in such a manner as to thoroughly and 
uniformly coat the granite or trap rock. At the time 
of the application of said asphaltic cement the granite 
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Immediately after applying the asphaltic cement, the 
surface shall be covered with dry granite or trap rock, 
frfee from dirt, crushed to a size that will pass through 
a ring of one-half (¥2) inch internal diameter and be 
held on a ring of one-fourth (%) inch internal diam- 
eter, in sufticient quantity so as to fill all the interstices 
in the above course and then shall be thoroughly rolled 
with a roller of ten (10) tons weight until the said 
granite or trap rock is thoroughly bonded in this layer. 

The roadways shall then be swept and any excess of 
granite or trap rock removed,, after which asphaltic 
cement in the proportion of one-half (%) gallon to 
each square yard of surface shall be poured over the 
same. The surface of the pavement shall then receive 
a one-fourth (%) inch dressing of granite or trap rock 
screenings, free from dust. 

The entire surface of the roadways as thus improved 
shall then be rolled with a roller of ten (10) tons weight 
until the same is thoroughly bonded, and of a true, 
uniform and unyielding surface. The thickness of said 
layer when bonded as hereinbefore described shall be 
two and one-half (2%) inches. 

The asphaltic cement shall comply with the follow- 
ing requirements : 

The asphatic cement shall have a specific gravity at 
seventy-seven (77) degrees Fahrenheit of not less than 
ninety-seven one-hundredths (0.97). 

The bitumen of the asphaltic cement shall be soluble 
in carbon tetra chloride to the extent of at least ninety- 
eight and one-half (98%) per cent. 

The melting or softening point of the asphaltic ce- 
ment shall be not less than one hundred (100) degrees 
Fahrenheit nor mere than one hundred and thirty-five 
(135) degrees Fahrenheit. 

The asphaltic cement shal'l have a penetration of 
from eighty (80) to one hundred and fifty (150) de- 
grees, which shall be varied within these limits to 
adapt it to the particular asphalt and flux used, and 
to conditions of the streets. 

When fifty (50) grams of the asphaltic cement of the 
consistency used in the paving mixture are heated for 
five (5) hours at a temperature of three hundred and 
twenty-five (325) degrees Fahrenheit, in a tin box two 
and one-quarter (2%) inches in diameter, there must 
not be volatilized more than five (5) per cent of the 
bitumen, nor shall the penetration after such heating 
be less than one-half ( % ) the original penetration. 

A briquette of the asphaltic cement of a consistency 
equivalent to eighty (80) penetration shall have a 
ductility of at least ten (10) centimeters. ♦ 

The asphaltic cement used in the above proposed im- 
provement shall be applied at a temperature of not less 
than three hundred (300) degrees Fahrenheit. 

Sixteen (16) new brick catchbasins shall be con- 
structed and trapped, and connected with the sewer in 
Winnemac avenue and located Jn the roadway of said 
Winnemac avenue at necessary points,- adjacent to the 
curb lines of said Winnemac avenue. 

Fourteen (14) new brick catchbasins shall be con- 
structed and trapped and connected with the sewer in 
Carmen avenue and located in the roadway of said Car- 
men avenue at necessary points, adjacent to the curb 
lines of said Carmen avenue. 



Twelve (12) new brick catchbasins shall be con- 
structed and trapped and connected with the sewer in 
Winona street and located in the roadway of said 
Winona street at necessary points, adjacent to the curb 
lines of said Winona street. 

Two (2) new brick catchbasins shall be constructed 
and trapped and connected with the sewer in North 
Lotus avenue and located in the roadway of said North 
Lotus avenue at necessary points, adjacent to the curb 
lines of said North Lotus avenue. 

Two (2) new brick catchbasins shall be constructed 
and trapped and connected with the sewer in Lovejoy 
avenue and located in the roadway of said Lovejoy 
avenue at necessary points, adjacent to the curb lines 
of said Lovejoy avenue. 

One (1) new brick catchbasin shall be constructed 
and trapped and connected with the sewer in North 
Long avenue and located in the roadway of said North 
Long avenue at necessary points, adjacent to the curb 
line of said North Long avenue. 

Each of said catchbasins shall be seven feet two 
inches deep, measuring from the top of the brickwork, 
and shall have an internal diameter of four feet at the 
bottom and to plane five feet above and parallel there- 
with. The walls of said catchbasins shall be eight 
inches thick and shall be built of two courses of sewer 
brick laid edgewise in perpendicular courses, upon a 
floor of pine plank two. inches in thickness. The top 
of each of said catch-basins shall decrease to two feet 
internal diameter, being drawn in by means of nine 
header courses, the diameter being decreased uniformly 
for each course. 

Each of said catchbasins shall be connected with the 
sewer with tile pipe of eight inches internal diameter 
and shall be trapped with a half trap also of tile pipe 
of eight inches internal diameter. The said trap of 
each of said catchbasins shall be set so that the eleva- 
tion of the bottom of the inside of the same shall be 
three feet six inches above the floor of the catchbasin. 

Each of said catchbasins shall be provided with a 
suitable cast-iron cover, each of which covers, in- 
clusive of lid, shall weigh five hundred and forty 
pounds. Each of said cast-iron covers shall be set so 
that the top of the same shall coincide with the finished, 
surface of the pavement herein described. 

The tile pipe specified above shall be straight, smooth' 
and sound, thoroughly burned, well glazed and free 
from lumps and other imperfections, and three-fourths 
of an inch thick. 

All brick and the joints of the tile pipe above referred 
to shall be laid with the best quality of natural hydrau- 
lic cement mortar, composed of one part natural hy- 
draulic cement and two parts clean, sharp sand. 

The several sewer manholes and catchbasins located 
in said roadways shall be raised or lowered as may be 
necessary to make them conform to the finished sur- 
face of said pavement; and the several catchbasins lo- 
cated outside of said roadways shall be raised or low- 
ered as may be necess,ary to make them conform to the 
established grade herein described. The several catch- 
basins located on the line of the curb shall be raised 
or lowered and adjusted as may be necessary to make 
them conform to the finished surface of said pavement, 
or to said established grade according to whether the 
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'* the line of said curb. Caichbasin inlets shall be con- 
structed at necessary points in said gutters. The catch- 
basins not located in the gutters shall be connected 
with said inlets by means of tile pipe of eight (8) inches 
internal diameter laid with the best quality of natural 
hydraulic cement mortar, composed of one (1) part 
natural hydraulic cement and two (2) parts clean, sharp 
sand. Said tilt pipe shall be straight, smooth and 
sound, thoroughly burned, well glazed, free from lumps 
and other imperfections, and three-fourths of an inch 
thick. 

Said work to be done in a workmanlike manner un- 
der the superintendence of the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the said City of Chicago. 

Section 2. That the recommendation of the Board 
of Local Improvements of the City of Chicago, pro- 
viding for said improvement, together with the esti- 
mate of the cost thereof made by the engineer of said 
Board, both hereto attached, be and the same are hereby 
approved. 

Section 3. That said improvement shall be made and 
the cost thereojf be paid by special assessment in ac- 
cordance with an Act of the General Assembly of the 
State of Illinois, entitled "An Act Concerning Local Im- 
provements," approved June 14, A. D. 1897, and the 
amendments thereto. 

Section 4. That the aggregate amount herein or- 
dered to be assessed against the property, and also the 
assessment on each lot and parcel of land therein as- 
sessed shall be divided into five installments in the 
manner provided by the statute in such cases made and 
provided, and each of said installments shall bear in- 
terest at the rate of five per centum per annum accord- 
ing to law until paid. 

Section 5. That for the purpose of anticipating the 
collection of the second and succeeding installments of 
said assessment for said improvement, bonds shall be 
issued payable out of said installments bearing interest 
at the rate of five per centum per annum, payable an- 
nually, and signed by the Mayor and by the President 
of the Board of Local Improvements, countersigned by 
the City Comptroller and attested by the City Clerk 
under the corporate seal of the City of Chicago. Said 
bonds shall be issued in accordance with and shall in 
all respects conform to the provision of the Act of the 
General Assembly of the State of Illinois, entitled "An 
Act Concerning Local Improvements," 'approved June 
14, A. D. 1897, and the amendments thereto. 

Section 6. That the Corporation Counsel be and he 
is hereby directed to file a petition in the. Circuit, Su- 
perior or County Court of Cook County, Illinois, in the 
name of the City of Chicago, praying that steps may 
be taken to levy a special asessment for said improve- 
ment in accordance with the provisions of this ordi- 
nance and in the manner prescribed by law. 

Section 7. That all ordinances or parts of ordi- 
nances conflicting with this ordinance be and the same 
are hereby repealed. 

Section 8. This ordinance shall be in force from and 
after its passage. 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



Finance. 



The Committee on Finance submitted the following 
report, which was, on motion of Aid. A. A. McCarmick, 
deferred and ordered published: 

Chicago, May 13, 1918, 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the City Real Estate Agent in 
re sale of one-story frame residence at 7756 Lake 
Park avenue, having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend the passage of 
an ordinance submitted herewith (an ordinance ac- 
cepting the offer of Carl Ghristensen, of $175.00, for 
the building at 7756 Lake Park avenue, which is to 
be removed) [ordinance printed in Pamphlet No. 863]. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) , A. A. MgCormick, 

Acting Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee, submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. A. A. McCormick, 
deferred and ordered published: 

Chicago, May 13, 1918. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom were referred 
(Jan. 4, 1918) claims of William A. Graber, (Jan. 28, 
19118) Robert H. Stoll, (Feb. 8, 1918) George P. Per- 
kins, (Feb. '15, 1918) J. F. Pierce, Angel Guardian 
Orphan Society, (Feb. 27, 1918) Latim.er & Bauer, 
Otto Miller, Hening Bood, (March 21, 1918) W, H. 
Wheeler, Michael MiJShane, Margaret Kavanaugh and 
K. F. Howard, alf for 90% refunds of special assess- 
ments, having had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the passage of an 
ordinance submitted herewith (an ordinance author- 
izing sundry 90% refunds of special assessments) [ordi- 
nance printed in Pamphlet No. 863]. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) A, A. McCormick, 

Acting Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee, submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. A. A. McCormick, 
deferred and ordered 'published : 

Chicago, May 13, 1918. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the City Physician in re bill 
of American Linen Supply Company for towels, hav- 
ing had the same under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and- recommend the passage of the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the City physician be and he is hereby 
a"uthorized to pay the bill of the American Linen Sup- 



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ply Company for towels lost during the year 1917, 
amounting to Five ($5.00) Dollars, from appropria- 
tions for the City Physician's office for the year 1918, 
and the Comptroller is ordered to pay the same. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) A. A. MgCormicjc, 

Acting Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee, submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. A. A. McCormick, 
deferred and ordered published : 

Chicago, May 13, 1918. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicayo in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
(March 26, 1918, page 2453) a communication from 
Village of Burnham in re permission to sell City 
water, having had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the passage of the 
following orders : 

Ordered, That the Mayor and City Clerk be and they 
are hereby authorized to enter into a supplemental 
contract with the Village of Burnham, permitting said 
Village of Burnham to sell water received by it from 
the City of Chicago, metered and charged for in ac- 
cordance with water ordinances in the City of Chicago, 
to the United Chemical & Organic Products Company 
of West Hammond, Cook County, Illinois. 



Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized to enter into an agree- 
ment with the Village of Burnham to lay a !l6-inch 
water main from 130th street and Baltimore avenue to 
138th street and Brainerd avenue, a distance of about 
7,200 feet, provided the Village of Burnham shall 
deposit an amount equal to the entire cost of laying 
said main, and shall receive a refund of the amount 
deposited by rebates to it of one-half of the amount 
of each water bill until the entire amount deposited 
is repaid. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) A. A. MgCormick, 

Acting Chairman. 

"^ ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. A. A. McCormick, 
deferred and ordered published : 

Chigago, May 13, 1918. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the Commissioner of Public 
Works in re purchase of forms which have been leased 
from Blaw Steel Construction Company, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend the passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works be 
and he is hereby authorized, in accordance with his 
request of March 14, 1918, to purchase, without adver- 
tising and without bond, from the Blaw Steel Construc- 



tion Co., 180 lineal feet, or less, of steel forms at a unit 
price of $4.00 per lineal foot, the total amount of such 
purchase not to exceed $720.00, and to be charged 
against the Construction Division Capital Account 
which will be reimbursed from appropriation account 
107-X-45, and the City Comptroller and City Treasurer 
are authorized and directed to pay the amount due when 
properly vouchered. The said forms are to be used for 
the placing of a concrete lining in an extension of the 
Southwest Land and Lake Tunnel and are forms that 
have been leased by the City under a contract dated 
Ju'ly 27, 1915, and used for the installation of the lining 
of the Wilson avenue tunnel. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) A. A. McCormick, 

Acting Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. A. A. McCormick, deferred 
and ordered published : 

Chicago, May 13, 1918. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was, referred 
a communication from the Department of Health in re 
sale of condemned foodstuffs, having had the same un- 
der advisement, beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Health be and he 
is hereby authorized to advertise for bids and to enter 
into a contract with the highest responsible bidder for 
the sale of foodstuffs condemned by the Department of 
Health, covering the period from April 1st to Decem- 
ber 31st, 1918, with the privilege of extension for three 
months. 



(Signed) 



Respectfully submitted, 

A. A. McCormick, 
Acting Chairman. 

ALSO, 



The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. A. A, McCormick, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, May 13, 1918. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chica^go in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred a 
communication from the Commissioner of Public Works 
in re disposal of waste paper at the Municipal Pier, 
having had the same under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend the passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works be 
and he is hereby authorized to dispose of the waste 
paper at the Municipal Pier, during the balance of the 
year 1918, to the Reliable Paper Stock Company, for the 
sum of $62.50, provided that the Reliable Paper Stock 
Company defray the cost of removal and furnish crates 
necessary. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) A. A. McCormick, 

Acting Chairman. 



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ALSO, 



The same committee submitted tlie following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. A. A. McGormick, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago. May 13, 1918. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the Commissioner of Public 
Works in re salary of life guards at the Municipal Pier, 
having had the same under advisfement, beg leave to 
report and recommend the passage of the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works be 
and he is hereby authorized to employ life guards at 
the rate of $2.50 per day in lieu of life guards at the 
rate of $75.00 per month, as provided in the appropria- 
tions for the Municipal Pier. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) _ A. A. McCormick, 

Acting Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. A. A. McCormick, deferred 
and ordered published : 

• Chicago, May 13, 1918. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred a 
communication from the Business Agent in re purchase 
of lawn rnowers, having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend the passage of the 
following order: 

Ordered, That the Business Agent be and he is hereby 
authorized, in accordance with his request of May 3, 
1918, attached hereto, to purchase two Coldwell lawn- 
mowers at not to exceed Three Hundred Three and 
Ninety-six One-hundfedths ($?D3.96) Dollars, without' 
advertising, the cost of same to be paid from appropria- 
tions for Parks, Playgrounds and Bathing Beaches. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) A. A. McCormick, 

Acting Chairman. 



Gas, Oil and Electric Light. 

The Committee on Gas, Oil and Electric Light sub- 
mitted the following report: 

Chicago, May 11, 1918. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 

City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Gas, Oi'l and Electric Light, to 
whom was referred (May 6, 1918, page 73) an order 
directing that, pending further investigation, Donald R. 
Richberg continue to represent the City as special coun- 
sel in certain litigation between the City and The 
Peoples Gas Light and Coke Company, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to report and recom- 
mend the passage of said order : 

Whereas, By action of the City Council Donald R. 
Richberg has been employed as Special Counsel for the 



City of Chicago in litigations with The Peoples Gas 
Light & Coke Co. and has been representing the City in 
proceedings in the Circuit Cqurt of Cook County and in 
hearings before the State Public Utilities Commission 
and elsewhere; and 

Whereas, On May 4, 1918, without communication 
with or authorization from the City Council the Cor- 
poration Counsel announced that he had dismissed Mr. 
Richberg from the service of the City and Mr. Richberg- 
has denied the authority of the Corporation Counsel to 
terminate his employment or to control his conduct of 
these legal proceedings in behalf of the City; and 

Whereas, Hearings are now in progress before the 
State Public Utilities Commission, upon the application 
of the Gas Company to increase rates in Chicago 30%, 
and hearings are imminent in the Circuit Court to de- 
termine the liability of the Company to refund alleged 
overcharges to gas consumers, estimated at $10,000,000, 
and Special Counsel for the City is exceptionally 
equipped to maintain the City's interests because of 
nearly three years study and investigation by him and 
by engineers and accountants working for the City 
under his general direction; and 

Whereas, The immediate cause of the action of the 
Corporation Counsel in seeking to dismiss Special 
Counsel was the charge made recently by Mr. Richberg 
that the Corporation Counsel was embarrassing the 
work of Special Counsel and by his conduct aiding The 
Peoples Gas Light & Coke Co. in its suit against the 
City; and 

Whereas, The Corporation Counsel has not made 
public any. adequate justification of his sudden and ar- 
bitrary attempt to remove the attorney in charge of the 
city's interests in a critical time of litigation between 
the City and the Gas Company, following the winning 
of substantial victories for the City by this attorney, 
before the State Public Utilities Commission and in the 
Circuit Court, now therefore be it 

Ordered, That pending further investigation by the 
City Council .the Corporation Counsel be and he is 
hereby directed to refrain from any interference in, or 
from taking any action concerning, the litigations be- 
tween the City of Chicago and The Peoples Gas Light 
& Coke Co. pending in various courts and particularly 
in the Circuit Court of Cook County, or concerning the 
hearings pending before the State Public Utilities Com- 
mission on the application of said company for au- 
thority to increase rates, or concerning the case en- 
titled Sutter vs. The Peoples Gas Light & Coke Co. pend- 
ing on appeal to the Supreme Court of Illinois from 
the Municipal Court of Chicago, and the Corporation 
Counsel is hereby directed to notify his assistants to 
refrain from any similar interference or action in these 
matters; and be it 

Ordered, That, pending further investigation by the 
City Council, Donald R. Richberg be and he is hereby 
directed to continue to represent the City of Chicago as 
Special Counsel in charge of those matters heretofore 
committed to his charge, including therein the litiga- 
tions between the City of Chicago and The Peoples Gas 
Light & Coke Co. pending in various courts and par- 
ticularly in the Circuit Court of Cook County, and the 
hearings pending before the State Public Utilities Com- 
mission on the application of said company for author- 



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ity to increase rates aftd the matter of the case entitled 
Sutter vs. The Peoples Gas Light & Coke Co. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Thomas J. Lynch, 

Chairman. 

Aid. Thos. J. Lynch moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said order. 

Request being made by Aid. Powers and L. B. Ander- 
son to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon until the next regular meeting, consideration 
thereof wa^ deferred, and said report was ordered pub- 
lished. 



Local Industries. 

The Committee on Local Industries submitted the 
following report: 

Chicago, May 7, 1918. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, to whom was 
referred (January 28, 1918, page 1955) an ordinance 
providing for the vacation of portions of the public 
alleys lying in the block bounded by Carroll avenue, 
Fulton street. North Sacramento boulevard and North 
Whipple street, in Mcintosh's Resubdivision of Block 
2, of Nichol's Addition to Chicago, S. W. %, Section 
12-39-13 (Wilson Jones Loose Leaf Company, bene- 
ficiary), having had the same uiider advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend that said ordinance be 
placed on file. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Albert J. Fisher, 

Chairman. 

Aid. Fisher moved to concur in said report. 

No request being made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon until the next regular meeting, and the ques- 
tion being put. 

The motion prevailed. 



Streets and Alleys. 

The Committee oh Streets and Alleys submitted the 
following report, which was, on motion of Aid. Toman, 
deferred and ordered published : 

Chicago, May 8, 1918. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, to whom was 
referred (March 14, 1918, page 2241) a recommenda- 
tion, estimate and ordinance for brick and tile pipe 
sewers in a system of streets as follows : North Austin 
avenue from firyn Mawr av.enue to Matson avenue, etc., 
having had the same under advisement, beg leave t-o 
report and recommend the approval of said estim'ate 
and the passage of said ordinance. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John Toman, 

" , Chairman. 



also, 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Toman, deferred and 
ordered published : 

Chicago, M'ay 8, 1918. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, to whom was 
referred (February 20, 1918, page 2092) a recommenda- 
tion, estimate and ordinance for curbing, filling and 
paving with asphalt Stony Island avenue from East 
87th street to East 94th street produced east, having 
had the same under advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the approval of said estimate and the pas- 
sage of said ordinance. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John Toman, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Toman, deferred and or- 
dered published: 

Chicago, May 8, 1918. 

To the Mayor^and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, to whom was 
referred (April 22, 1918, page 15) an order directing 
issuance of a permit to the American Express Company 
to pave with brick the sidewalk space on the east side 
of Indiana avenue, fronl East 14th street to 900 feet 
south thereof, having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend the passage of said 
order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works be 
and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to the Amer- 
ican Express Company to pave with brick, according 
to the standard specifications of the Board- of Local 
Improvements for brick pavements, the sidewalk space 
on the east side of Indiana avenue from the south line 
of Fourteenth street, produced east, to a point 900 feet 
south thereof, according to the plans shown on the 
attached blue print, which, for greater clearness, is 
hereby made a part of this order; said permit to be 
issued on the said Express Company filing with the 
Commissioner of Public Works an approved bond in 
the sum of $10,000.00. The expense of said improve- 
ment shall be paid by the American Express Co. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John Toman, 

Chairman. 

, also. 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Toman, deferred and or- 
dered published : 

Chicago, May 8, 1918. ' 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, to whom was 
referred (Apri'l 22, 1918, page 20) an order for removal 
of obstructions from sidewalk space adjoining premises 



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May 13, 1918. 






at the southwest corner of West Chicago avenue and 
North Clark street, having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and' recommend the passage 
of said order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works be 
and he is hereby directed and authorized to cause the 
removal of obstructions from sidewalk at the southwest 
corner of Chicago avenue and North Clark street. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John Toman, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Toman, deferred and or- 
dered published : 

Chicago, May 8, 1918. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, to whom was 
referred (April 22, 1918, page 8) an order granting an 
extension of time to the Chicago Tunnel Company for 
removal of an excavation chute at The Fair Building, 
having had the same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend the passage of sajd order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works be 
and he is hereby directed to grant to the Chicago Tun- 
nel Company an extension of time to August 3, 1918, 
on a permit granted originally on February 3, 1916. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John Toman, 

Chairman. 

« 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted a report as follows : 

Chicago, May 8, 1918. 

To the Mayqr and Aldermen of the City of Chicayo in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, to whom were 
referred 

(October 15, 1917, page 1249) an ordinance naming 
an unnamed street extending from East Chicago ave- 
nue to East Grand avenue, east of Fairbanks court, 
"McClurg court"; 

(February 8, 1918, page 2037) an ordinance amend- 
ing an ordinance passed July 30, 1913, granting per- 
mission and authority to Carson, Pirie, Scott & Com- 
pany to construct, maintain and use buildings or 
structures over alley lying between South State 
street and South Wabash avenue, south of East Madi- 
son street, to extend time for completion of such 
structures until January 1, 1920; 

(May 6, 1918, page 30) a communication from the 

Ridge Park District concerning inability to accept an 

ordinance for the boulevarding of 94th street from 

P., C, C. & St. L. Ry. to Longwood drive, and Long- 

X wood drive from 94th street to 107th street; and 

(May 6, 1918, page 70) an ordinance providing for 
the vacation of part of the north-and-south alley. in 
the block bounded by East 14th street, South Mich- 
igan avenue. East 16th street and South Wabash ave- 
nue, in Block 32, Assessors' Division of N. W. frac- 
tional %, Section 22-39-14, 



having had the same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend that same be placed on file. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John Toman, 

Chairman. 
Aid. Toman moved to concur in said report. 

No request being made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for. final action 
thereon until the next regular meeting, and the ques- 
tion being put. 

The motion prevailed. 



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License. 

The Committee on License submitted the following 
report, which was, on motion of Aid. Smith, deferred 
and ordered published : 

Chicago, May 9, 1918. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on License, to whom was referred 
(March 14, 1918, page 2338) an ordinance for amend- 
ment of Sections 2818 and 2821 of The Chicago Code 
of 1911, to eliminate the requirement for the giving 
of bonds by City weighers, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage Bf said ordinance [ordinance printed in 
Pamphlet No. 862]. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Joseph H. Smith, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted a report as follows: 

Chicago, May 9, 1918. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on License, 'to whom were referred 

(May 6, 1918, page 70) an order for an ordinance 
amending an ordinance passed March 26, 1918, au- 
thorizing the issuance of musical instrument per- 
mits in connection with the sale of liquor, to provide 
for the prorating of said permits in like manner as 
dram shop licenses are prorated under Section 1531 
of The Chicago Code of 1911; and 

, (May 9, 1917, page 127) an ordinance amending 
Section 1216 of The Chicago Code of 1911 relative to 
license fees for hospitals, 

having had the same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend that said matters be placed on 
file. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Joseph H. Smith, 

Chairman. 

Aid. Smith moved to conc"ur in said report. 

No request being made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon until the next regular meeting, and the ques- 
tion being put. 

The motion prevailed. 



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Buildings and City Hall. 

The Committee on Buildings and City Hall submitted 
the following report, which was, on motion 
Pretzel, deferred and ordered published: 



of^ Aid. 



Chicago, May 10, 1918. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and City Hall, to whom 
was referred (May 6, 1918, page 83) an order directing 
issuance of permit to Edward Burke to make altera- 
tions in building at 702 West 61st place, having had 
the same under advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of said order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioners of Buildings and 
Health be and they are hereby directed to issue a per- 
mit to Edward Burke to construct addition, 12 feet by 
20 feet, to rear of building and also to make alteration 
to side of building located at 702 West 61st place. 

■ Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) George Pretzel, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Pretzel, deferred and or- 
dered published : 

Chicago, May 10, 1918. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
Ci-ty Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and City Ha'll, to whom 
was referred (May 6, 1918, page 71) an order to allow 
Laddie Jan to construct one-story frame addition to 
existing frame cottage at 3446 South Leavitt street, 
having had the same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend the passage of said order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Buildings and the 
Commissioner of Health be and they are hereby directed 
to issue a permit to Laddie Jan for the erection of a 
one-story frame addition to existing frame cottage at 
3446 South Leavitt street. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) George Pretzel, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Pretzeil, deferred and or- 
dered published: 

Chicago, May 10, 1918. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and City Hall, to whom 
was referred (May 6, 1918, page 76) an order to allow 
Joseph Komperda to maintain shed as constructed at 
1910 West Erie street, having had the same under ad- 
visement, beg leave to report and recommend the pas- 
sage of said order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Buildings be and 
Jhe is hereby directed to allow Joseph Komperda to 



maintain and occupy shed, as at present constructed, 
on premises known as 1910 West Erie street. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) George Pretzel, 

Chairman. 

also. 

The same committee submitted a report as follows: 

^Chicago, May 10, 1918. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and City Hall, to whom 
was referred (May 6, 1918, page 86) an order directing 
issu-ance of permit to Mrs. J. J. Fahey to make altera- 
tions in building at 4220 West Adams street, having 
had the same under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend that said order be placed on file. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) George Pretzel, 

Chairman. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to concur in said report. 

No request being made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon until the next regular meeting, and the ques- 
tion being put. 

The motion prevailed. 



Home Defense. 

The Committee on Home Defense submitted the fol- 
lowing report: 

Chicago, May 11, 1918. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Home Defense, to whom were 
referred 

(April 22, 1918, page 2562) a recommendation, es- 
timiate and ordinance for grading and paving with 
bituminated concrete the alleys between West 65th 
place. West 66th street, Stewart avenue and Normal 
avenue; 

(April 22, 1918, page 2562) a recommendation, es- 
timate and ordinance for grading and paving with 
bituminated concrete the alleys between West 63rd 
street. West 64th street, Throop street and South 
Ada street; 

(April 22, 1918, page 2549) a recommendation, es- 
timate and ordinance for curbing, filling and pav- 
ing with brick the alley between West 44th street, 
West 45th street. South Ashland avenue and South 
Marshfield avenue; 

(April 22, 1918, page 2556) a recommendation, es- 
timate and ordinance for grading and paving with 
, two-course concrete the alleys between Marianna 
street, Wrightwood avenue. Best avenue and Shef- 
field avenue; 

(April 22, 1918, page 2556) a recommendation, es- 
timate and ordinance for curbing, grading and pav- 
ing with asphalt Craft street from Belmont avenue 
to Aldine avenue; 



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(May 6, 1918, page 79) a recomm'endation, esti- 
mate and oi'ilinance for grading and paving with 
liituininatcil concrete (lie alleys between Hamburg 
slr(>el, (larlleld avenue, Larrabee street land Orchard 

street; 

(April 22, 1918, page 2550) a recommendation, es- 
timate and ordinance for grading and paving with 
concrete the alleys betvv'een East 63rd street. East 
(i'llh street, Tjangley avenue and Evans avenue; 

(April 22, 1918, page 2550) a recommendation es- 
timate and ordinance for gi'ading and piaving with 
bituminated concrete the alley between East 69th 
street. East 69th place. Harper avenue and Dante 
avenue; 

(April 22, 1918, page 2550) a recommendation es- 
timate and ordinance for grading and paving with 
bituminated concrete the alleys between East 63rd 
street. East 6-Uh street, Ingleside avenue and Drexel 
avenue; 

(April 22, 1918, page 2550) a recommendation, es- 
timate and ordinance for grading and paving with 
bitmniTiated concrete the alleys between East 69th 
street, East 69th place, Dante avenue and Dorchester 
avenue; 

(April 22, 1918, page 2550) a recommendation es- 
timate and ordinance for grading and paving with 
concrete the alleys between the north line produced 
west of the second alley south of East 05th street. 
East Marquette road, Langley avenue and Champlain 
avenue; 

(May 6, 1918, page 74) a recommendation, estimate 
land ordinance for grading and paving witii concrete 
the alleys between East 63rd street. East 64th^street, 
Langley avenue and Champlain avenue; 

(April 22, 1918, page 2550) a recommendation, es- 
timate and ordinance for grading and paving with 
bituminated concrete the alleys between East 73rd 
street, East 74th street, Evans avenue and Langley 
avenue; 

(April 22, 1918, page 2565) a recommendation es- 
timate and ordinance for curbing, grading and pav- 
ing with asphalt a system of streets as follows, to 
wit: Pine avenue from West Division street to Hirsch 
street, etc: 

(April 22, 1918, page 2564) a recommendation, es- 
timate and ordinance for grading and paving with 
concrete the alleys between Race avenue. West 
Lake street, North Parkside avenue and North Waller 
avenue; 

. (May 6, 1918, page 85) a recommendation, estimate 
and ordinance for curbing, grading and paving with 
asphalt Augusta street, from North Kildare avenue 
to North Cicero avenue; 

(April 22, 1918, page 2565) a recommendation, es- 
timate and ordinance for curbing, grading and pav- 
ing with asphalt Potomac avenue from North La- 
vergne avenue to North Laramie avenue; 

(March 21, 1918, page 2428) a repommendation, es- 
timate and ordinance for curbing, grading and paving 
with asphalt West 46th street, from Wentworth 
avenue to Princeton avenue; 

(May 6, 1918, page 82) a recommendation, estimate 



and ordinance for curbing, gnading and paving with 
brick the alleys between Pullerton avenue, Berlin 
street, Cromwell street and North iGalifornia avenue; 

(April 22, 1918, page 2559) a recommendation, es- 
timate and ordinance for curbing, grading and paving 
with asphalt Windsor avenue from Milwaukee ave- 
nue to 10 feet east of the west line of North Lavergne 
avenue; 

(March 21, 1918, page 2427) a reconimendation, es- 
timate and ordinance for curbing, grading and paving 
with asphalt Keystone avenue from Lawrence ave- 
nue to 10 feet north of the south line of Argyle 
street; 

(March 14, 1918, page 2351) a recommendation, es- 
timate and ordinance for curbing, grading and paving 
with granite blocks the alleys between West Grand 
avenue. West Illinois street. North Wells street and 
North Franklin street; 

(May 6, 1918, page 77) a recommendation, estimate 
and ordinance for curbing, grading and paving with 
brick the alleys between 488.7 feet south of the south 
line of Blanche street, Blackhawk street, Cleaver 
street and Holt street; 

(May 6, 1918, page 77) a recommendation, estimate 
and ordinance for curbing, grading and paving with 
brick_ the alleys between Blanche street, 217.7 feet 
south of the south line of Blanche street. Cleaver 
street and Holt street. 

(May 6, 1918, page 77) a recommendation, estimate 
and ordinance for curbing, grading and paving with 
brick the alleys between Augusta street. West Walton 
street, North Ashland avenue and Noi^th Marshfield 
avenue ; 

(May 0, 1918, page 79) a recommendation, estimate 
and ordinance for curbing, grading and paving 'with 
brick the alley first north of West North avenue 
(known as Shades place) from Burling street to 
North Halsted street; 

(May 6, 1918, page 79) a recommendation, estimate 
and ordinance for curbing, grading and paving with 
brick the alley first north of West North avenue 
(known as Shades place) from Orchard street to 
Burling street; 

(May 6, 1918, page 78) a recommendation, estimate 
and ordinance for curbing, grading and paving with 
granite blocks the east-and-west alley 270 feet south 
of the south line of West Randolph street from North 
Jefferson street to 150 feet east of the east line of 
North Jefferson street; 

(May 6, 1918, page 78) a recommendation, estimate 
and ordinance for curbing, grading and paving with 
brick the alley between West Madison street, West 
Monroe street. South Robey street and South Seeley 
avenue; 

(May 6, 1918, page 78) a recommendation, estimate 
and ordinance for curbing, gnading and paving with 
brick the alleys between West Washington boulevard, 
West Madison street. North Ada street and Sheldon 
street; 

(May 6, 1918, page 81) a recommendation, estimate 
and ordinance for curbing, grading and paving with 
asphalt Higgins avenue from Edmoinds street pro- 
duced southwesterly to iNorth Austin avenue; 



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(May (3, 1918, page 81; a recommendation, estimate 
and oi'dinance lor curbing, gi'ading and paving with 
aspinait JNoilli Hamlin avenue Irom Milwaukee ave- 
nue lo Belmont avenue; 

(May 6, 1918, page 83) a recommendation, estimate 
and ordinance lor curbing, grading and paving with 
brick the alley between West 50th street, West 51st 
street, ]5outh Ashland avenue and South Marshlleld 
avenue; 

(April 22, 1918, page 256(5) a recommendation, es- 
timate and ordinance lor curbing, grading and pav- 
ing with asphalt Potomac avenue from Nortli Spring- 
held avenue to North Crawford avenue; 

(April 22, 1918, page 2566) a recommendation, es- 
timate and ordinance for curbing, grading and pav- 
-ing with asphalt West Walton street from North 
Keeler avenue to North Kilbourn avenue; 

(May 6, 1918, page 86) a recommendation, estimate 
and ordinance for curbing, grading and paving with 
asphalt LaCrosse avenue from West End avenue to 
Park avenue; 

(May 6, 1918, page 85) a recommendation, estimate 
and ordinance ^for curbing, grading and paving with 
brick the alleys between FuUerton avenue, Darwin 
terrace. North Albany avenue and North Kedzie 
boulevard; 

(March 26, 1918, page 2482) a recommendation es- 
timate and ordinance for curbing, grading and pav- 
ing with asphalt Haddon avenue from North Kedzie 
avenue to 515 feet west of the west line of Nortii 
Kedzie avenue; 

(April 22, 1918, page 2553) a recommendation, es- 
timate and ordinance for curbing, grading and pav- 
ing with brick the alleys between West Congress 
street. West Harrison street, Inanda avenue and 
South Maplewood avenue; 

(March 26, 1918, page 2482) a recommendation, es- 
timate and ordinance for curbing, grading and paving 
with brick the alleys between Fillmore street, Cren- 
shaw street, South St. Louis avenue and South Cen- 
tral Park avenue; 

(April 22, 1918, page 2549) a recommendation, es- 
timate and ordinance for grading and paving with bi- 
luminated concrete the alley between East 56th 
street. East 57th street, Drexel avenue and Maryland 
avenue; 

(April 22, 19'18, page 2557) a recommendation, es- 
timate and ordinance for grading and paving with bi- 
tuminated concrete the alley between Cullom avenue, 
Berteau avenue, Greenview avenue and North Ash- 
land avenue; 

(March 14, 1918, page 2342) a recommendation, es- 
timate and ordinance for curbing, grading g,nd pav- 
ing with asphalt 'Orandon avenue from East 79th 
street to East 81st street; 

(May 6, 1918, page 77) a recommendation, estimate 
and ordinance for grading and paving with concrete 
the alley between West Lake street, Park avenue, 
North Paulina street and North Hermitage avenue; 

(March 14, 1918, page 2368) a recommendation es- 
timate and ordinance for curbing, grading and pav- 
ing with asphalt South Avers avenue from West 22nd 



street to the right of way of the Chicago, Burlington 
& Quincy Railroad; 

(March 14, 1918, page 2346) an ordinance for a 
cement sidewalk on both sides of Nortli Leavitt street 
from Walnut street to West Lake street; 

(May 6, 1918, page 86) a recommendation, esti- 
mate and ordinance for grading and paving with bi- 
tuminated concrete tlie alleys between the south line 
of West 19th street produced east, Ogden avenue, 
Millard avenue and South Lawndale avenue; 

(May 6, 1918, page 86) a recommendation, esti- 
mate and ordinance fo.r curbing, grading and paving 
with asphalt Soutli Karlov avenue from West 12th 
street to West 16th street; 

(April 22, 19il8, page 2566) a recommendation, es- 
timate and ordinance for curbing, grading and pav- 
Jng with asphalt South Kolin avenue from West 14th 
street produced east to West 16th street; and 

(March 21, 1918, page 2431) a recommendation, es- 
timate and ordinance for curbing, grading and pav- 
ing with asphalt South Karlov avenue from West 
31st street to West 33rd street produced east, 

having had the same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend the passage of said ordinances- 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Jos. 0. Kostner, 

Chairman. 



.4lleys ill Block Bounded by Normal Ave., W. Goth PI., 

VV. 66(h St. and Stewart Ave.: Paving with Bitu- 

minated Concrete. 

Aid. Kostner moved to approve the estimate and pass 
the ordinance for grading and paving with bilumi- 
naled concrete the alleys between West 65th place. 
West 66th street, Stewart avenue and Normal avenue. 

No request being made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon until the next regular meeting, and the question 
being put. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna. Couglilin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
liilf, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, WoodhuR, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home, Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, OToole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — None. 



Alleys in Bloeli Bounded by S. Ada, \N. 64tl), W. 63rd 
and Throop Sts.: Paving Witli Bituminated Concrete. 

Aid. Kostner moved to approve the estimate and pass 
the ordinance for grading and paving with bituminated 
concrete the alleys between West 63rd street, West 64th 
street, Throop street and South Ada street. 



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Mi 



The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

. Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Corinick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klai^s, McNichols, Cullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home, Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steflfen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, HrulDec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67, 
Nays — None. 



Alleys In Block Bounded by Best Av., Marlaima St., 

Sheilield Av. and Wrightwood Av.: Pavmg 

with Concrete. 

Aid. Kostner moved to approve the estimate and pass 
the ordinance for grading and paving with two-course 
concrete the alleys between Marianna street, Wright- 
wood avenue. Best avenue and ShefTteld avenue. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home, Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallacer Stelfen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — None. 



Craft St., from Belmont Av, to Aldine Av.: Paving with 
Asphalt. 

Aid. Kostner moved to approve the estimate and pass 
the ordinance for curbing, grading and paving with 
asphalt Craft street from Belmont avenue to Aldine 
avenue. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home, Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adanikiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder. 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — None. 



Alleys in Block Bounded by Garfield Av., Hamburg St., 

Larrabee St. and Orchard Street.: Paving 

with Bituminated Concrete. 

Aid. Kostner moved to approve the estimate and pass 



the ordinance for grading and paving with bituminated 
concrete the alleys between Hamburg street, Garfield 
avenue, Larrabee street and Orchard street. 

The motion. prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

' Yeas— Kenna, iCoughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home, Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 
- Nays — (None. 



Alleys in Block Bounded by Evans Av., Langley Av., E 
64th St. and E. 63rd St.: Paving with Port- 
land Cement Concrete, 

Aid. Kostner moved to approve the estimate and pass 
the ordinance for grading and paving with Portland 
cement concrete the alleys between East 63'rd street. 
East 64th street, Langley avenue and Evans avenue. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- . 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home, Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh,, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski,- Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — None. 



Alley in Block Bounded by Dante Av., Harper Av., E. 
69th PI. and E. 69th St.: Paving with Bitu- 
minated Concrete. 

Aid. Kostner mOved to approve the estimate ^nd pass 
the ordinance for grading and paving with bituminated 
concrete the alley between East 69th street, East 69th 
place. Harper avenue and Dante avenue. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormiclj, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahem, Home, Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen,. Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos, J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — iNone. 



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Alleys in Block Bounded by Drexel Av., Ingleside Av., 

E. 64th St. and E. 63rd St.: Paving with 

Bituminated Concrete. 

Aid. Kostner moved to approve the estimate and pass 
the ordinance for grading and paving w^ith bituminated 
concrete the alleys between East 63rd street, East 64th 
street, Ingleside avenue and Drexel avenue. 

' The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Goughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
IlifT, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Gormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Gullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home, Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, K'unz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder. 
Haderlein, Gapitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, «Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Glark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — /None. 



Alleys in Block Bounded by Dante Av., Dorchester Av., 

E. 69th PI. and E. 69th St.: Paving with 

Bituminated Concrete. 

Aid. Kostner moved to approve the estimate and pass 
the ordinance for grading and paving with bituminated 
concrete the alleys between East 69th street, East 69th 
place, Dante avenue and Dorchester avenue. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nay^ as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
IlifF, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Gormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Gullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home, Maypole, Smith, 
'Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, K-avanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Gapitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, ^^ennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Glark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — (None. 



Alleys Between N. Line Produced W. of Second Alley 
S. of E. 65th St., Champlain Av., Langley Av. and 
E. Marquette R;oad: Paving- with Port- 
land Cement Concrete. 

Aid. Kostner moved to approve the estimate and pass 
the ordinance for grading and paving with Portland ce- 
ment concrete the alleys between the north line pro- 
duced west of the second alley south of East 65th street. 
East Marquette road, Langley avenue and Ghamplain 
avenue. 

, The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Kenna, iGoughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Gormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Gullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home, Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 



Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Gapitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Glark, Thos. J. Lynch— 67. 
Nays — -None. 



Alleys in Block Bounded by Champlain Av., Langley 
Av., E. 64th St. and E. 63rd St.: Paving With Port- 
land Cement Concrete. 

Aid. Kostner moved to approve the estimate and pass ' 
the ordinance for grading and paving with Portland 
cement concrete the alleys between East 63rd street. 
East 64th street, Langley avenue and Ghamplain ave- 
nue. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows : 
Yeas — Kenna, Goughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonouglf, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Gormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Gullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home, Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Gapitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Wat'son, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'TOole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Glark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 
Nays — .Wone. 



Alleys in Block Bounded by Evans Av., Langley Av., E. 
■ 74th St. and E. 73rd St.: Paving with 
Bituminated Concrete. 

Aid. Kostner moved to approve the estimate, and pass 
the ordinance for grading and paving \^ith bituminated 
concrete the alleys between East 73rd street. East 74th 
street, Evans avenue and Langley avenue. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Goughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Gormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Gullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home, Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Gapitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, 'Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Glark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — None. 



Pine Av., from W. Division St. to Hirsch St., Etc. 
(System) : Paving with Asphalt. 

Aid. Kostner moved to approve the estimate and pass 
the ordinance for curbing^ grading and paving with 
asphalt a system of streets as follows, to wit: Pine ave- 
nue from West Division street to Hirsch street, etc. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Goughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 



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Coraiick, iNaiico, 1<'ctzor, Guernsey, Woodliull, Furmaii, 
Johnson, Govior, Klaus, McNicliols, CullorLon, Krum- 
(lifk, Kernel', Novak, Alicrn, Home, Maypole, Sinitlt, 
Kaindl, Olaen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touliy, Kavanagli, Powers, Bowler, PMck, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, SLeffen, Roedor, 
Haderlein, Capilain, L^'ink, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Win. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Andcr-. 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch— 67. 
Nays — None. 



Alleys in Block Bouiuled by Lake St., N. Parkside Av., 

Race Av. and N. Waller Av.: Paving with 

Portland Cement Concrete. 

Aid. Kostner mioved to approve the estimate and pass 
the ordinance for grading and paving with Portland 
cement concrete the alleys between Race avenue. West 
Lake street, North Parkside avenue and North Waller 
avenue. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home, Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick. -Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. ' 
Nays — ^None. 



Augusta St., from N. Kildare Av. to N. Cicero Av.: Pav- 
ing with Asphalt, 

Aid. Kostner moved to approve the estimate and pass 
the ordinance for curbing, grading and paving with 
asphalt Augxista street fronl North Kildare avenue to 
North Cicero avenue. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home, Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch— 67. 

Nays — (None. 



Potomac A v., from N. Lavergne Av. to N. Laramie Av.: 
Paving with Asphalt. 

Aid. Kostner moved to approve the estimate and pass 
the ordinance for curbing, grading and paving with 



asphalt Potoinajc avenue from North Lavergne avenue 
to North Laramie avenue. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliif, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home, Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamow'ski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — None. 



W. 46th St., from Wentworth Av. to Princeton Av.: 
Paving with Asphalt. 

Aid. Kostner moved to approve the estimate and pass 
the ordinance for curbing, grading and paving with 
asphalt West 46th street from Wentworth avenue to 
Princeton avenue. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Horne, Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder,' 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamow'ski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — ^^None. 



Alleys in Block Bounded by Berlin St., N. CaIifoi»nia Av., 
Cromwell St. and Fullerton Av.: Paving with Brick. 

Aid. Kostner moved to approve the estimate and pass 
the ordinance for curbing, grading and paving with 
brick the alleys between Fullerton avenue, Berlin 
street, Cromwell street a-nd North California avenue. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Horne, Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — ^None. 



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Windsor Av., from Milwaukee Av. to 10 Ft. East of N. 
Lavergiie Av.: Paving with Asphalt. 

Aid. Kostner moved to approve the estimate and pass 
the ordinance for curbing, grading and paving with 
asphalt Windsor avenue from Milwaukee avenue to 10 
I'eet east of the west line of North Lavergne avenue. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
lliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Culler ton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home, Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
vviak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, 'Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
l^ynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — ^None. 



Keystone Av., from Lawrence Av. to 10 Ft. Nortli of 
Argyle St.: Paving with Asphalt. 

Aid. Kostner moved to approve the estimate and pass 
the ordinance for curbing, grading and paving with 
asphalt Keystone avenue from Lawrence avenue to 10 
feet north of the south line of Argyle street. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
liiff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, Ji.. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home, Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lylc, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — G7. 

A'aj/5— iNone. 



Alleys in Block Bounded by N. Franklin St., W. Grand 

Av., W. Illinois St. and N. Wells St.: Paving 

with Granite Blocks. 

Aid. Kostner moved to approve the estimate and pass 
the ordinance for curbing, grading and paving with 
granite blocks the alleys between West Grand avenue, 
West Illinois street. North Wells streets and North 
Franklin street. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
lliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak. Ahern, Home, Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, 'Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 



Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — C7. 
Nays — ^None. 



Alleys Between 488.7 Ft. South of Blanche St., Black- 
hawk St., Cleaver St. and Holt St.: Paving with Bi'ick. 

Aid. Kostner moved to approve the estimate and pass 
the ordinance for curbing, grading and paving with 
brick the alleys between 488.7 feet south of the south 
line of Blanche street, Blafckhawk street, Cleaver street 
and Holt street. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
lliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home, 'Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — INone. 



Alleys Between Blanche St., 217.7 Ft. South of Blanche 
St., Cleaver St. and Holt St.: Paving with Brick. 

Aid. Kostner moved to approve the estimate and pass 
the ordinance for curbing, grading and paving with 
brick the alleys between JBIanche street, 217.7 feet south 
of the south line of Blanche street. Cleaver street and 
Holt street. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
lliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcaiiy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home, Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — (None. 



Alleys in Block Bounded by N. Ashland Av., Augusta St., 
N. Mai-shfield Av. and W. Walton St.: Pav- 
ing with Brick. 

Aid. Kostner moved to approve the estimate and pass 
the ordinance for curbing, grading and paving with 
brick the alleys between Augusta street. West Walton 
street. North Ashland avenue and North Marshfield 
avenue. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
lliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman. 



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:fl 



Jolmson, Govier, Klaus, McNichoIs, Gullerton, Krum- 
dick. Kernel', Novak, Aliorn, Horne, Maypole, Smitli, 
Kaiiull, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewioz, Walko- 
wiak, Touliy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 
Nays — (None. 



Alley First North of W. North Av. (Shades PI.) from 
Burling St. to N. Halsted St.: Paving with Bricli. 

Aid. Kostner moved to approve the estimate and pass 
the ordinance for curbing, grading and paving with 
brick the alley first north of West North avenue 
(known as Shades place) from Burling street to North 
Halsted street. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenha, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichoIs, Cullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Horne, Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, 'Steifen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — (None. 



Alley First North of W. Nortli Av. (Shades PI.) from 
Orchard St. to Burling St.: Paving with Brick. 

Aid. Kostner moved to approve the estimate and pass 
the ordinance for curbing, grading and paving with 
brick the alley first north of West North avenue 
(known as Shades place) from Orchard street to Bur- 
ling street. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as foUows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichoIs, Cullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Horne, Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole,. Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — ^^67. 

iVaf/s— ,None. 



E.-and-W. Alley 270 Ft. South of W. Randolph St., from 

N. Jefferson St. to 150 Ft. East of N. Jefferson St.: 

Paving with Granite Blocks. 

Aid. Kostner moved to approve the estimate and pass 
the ordinance for curbing, grading and paving with 
granite blocks the east-and-west alley 270 feet south 



of the south line of West Randolph street from North 
Jeiferson street to 150 feet east of the east line of North 
Jefferson street. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, xMcNichols, Cullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Horne, Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — ^^None. 



Alley in Block Bounded by W. Madison St., W. Monroe 
St., S. Robey St. and S. Seeley Av.: Paving with Brick. - 

Aid. Kostner moved to approve the estimate and pass 
the ordinance for curbing, grading and paving with 
brick the north-and-south alley between West Madison 
street. West Monroe street. South Robey street and 
South Seeley avenue. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Ilitf, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus^ McNichoIs, Cullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Horne, Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — iNone. 



Alleys in Block Bounded by N. Ada St., W. Madison St., 
Sheldon St. and W. Washington Boul.: Pav- 
ing with Brick. 

Aid. Kostner moved to approve the estimate and pass 
the ordinance for curbing, grading and paving with 
brick the alleys between West Washington boulevard. 
West Madison street. North Ada street and Sheldon 
street. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows : , 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz', Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichoIs, Cullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Horne, Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler,. Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — Wone. 



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Higgins Av., from Edmunds St. to N. Austin Av., Pav- 
ing with Asphalt. 

Aid. Kostner moved to approve the estimate and pass 
the ordinance for curbing-, grading and paving with 
asphalt Higgins avenue from Edmunds street produced 
southwesterly to North Austin aven^ue. 



Potomac Av., from N. Spi'higfield Av. ta N. Crawford 
Av.: Paving with Asphalt. 

Aid. Kostner moved to approve the ©sitimaie and pass 
the ordinance for curbing, grading and paving with 
asphalt Potomac avenue from North Springfield avenue 
to North Crawford avenue. 



The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as followis: The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as foUowis: 



Yeas — Kenna, Goughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
liiff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home, Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindi, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy,- Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 6. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — iNone. 



Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home, Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindi, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy; Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays— !None. 



N. Hamlin Av., from Milwaukee Av. to Belmont Av.: 
Paving with Asphalt. 

Aid. Kostner moved to approve the estimate and pass 
the ordinance for curbing, grading and paving with 
asphalt North Hamlin avenue from Milwaukee avenue 
to Belmont avenue. 



W. Walton St., from N. Keeler Av. to N. Kilbourn Av.: 
Paving with Asphalt, 

Aid. Kostner moved to approve the estimate and pass 
the ordinance for curbing, grading and paving with 
asphalt West Walton street from North Keeler ave- 
nue to North Kilbourn avenue. 



The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows : The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows : 



Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson. 
Iliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home, Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindi, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adam'owski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays—\lSone. 



Yeas— Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home, Mlaypole, Smith, 
Kaindi, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler. Wallace, Steffen. Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm.. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch— 67. 

Nays — (None. 



Alley in Block Bounded by S. Ashland Av., W. 50th St., 
W. 51st St. and S. Marshficld Av.: Paving with Brick. 

Aid. Kostner moved to approve the estimate and pass 
the ordinance for curbing, grading and paving with 
brick the alley between West 50th street. West 51st 
street, South Ashland avenue and South Marshfield ave- 
nue. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson. 
Iliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home. Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindi, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, AdamOw'ski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son. Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — ^None. 



LaCrosse Av., from West End \y. to Park Av.: Paving 
with Asphalt. 

Aid. Kostner moved to approve the ©sMmate and pass 
the ordinance for curbing, grading and paving with 
asphalt LaCrosse avenuie from West End avenue to 
Park avenue. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home, Miaypole, Smith, 
Kaindi, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak. Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler. Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0- Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — flVone. 



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Alleys in Block Bounded by N. Albany Av., Darwin Ter- 
race, FuUerton A v. and N. Kedzie Boul.: 
Paving with Brick. 

Aid. Kostner moved to approve the estimate and pass 
the ordinance for curbing, grading and paving with 
brick the alleys between Fullerton avenue, Darwin ter- 
race. North Albany avenue and North Kedzie boulevard. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, CuUerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home, Miaypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiark, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler. Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capibain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'TooIe, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0: Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

A'ay^-^None. 



Haddon Av., from N. Kedzie Av. to 515 Ft. West of N. 
Kedzie Av.: Paving with Asphalt. 

Aid. Kostner m'oved to approve the estimate and pass 
the ordinance for curbing, grading and paving with 
asphalt Haddon avenue from North Kedzie avenue to 
515 feet west of the west line of North Kedzie avenue. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliif, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home, Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain. Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0- Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Naijs^-^one. 



Alleys in Block Bounded by W. Congress St., W. Har- 
rison St., Inanda Av. and S. Maplewood Av.: 
Paving with Brick. 

Aid. Kostner moved to approve the estimate and pass 
the ordinance for curbing, grading and paving with 
brick the alleys between West Congress street. West 
Harrison street, Inanda avenue and South Maplewood 
avenue. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
llifT, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Horne, Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
^iak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 



Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fislier, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch— 67. 
Nays — (None. 



Alleys in Block Bounded by S. Central Park Av,, Fill- 
more St., Grenshaw St. and S. St. Louis Av,: 
Paving with Brick. 

Aid. Kostner moved to approve the estimate and pass 
the ordinance for curbing, grading and paving with 
brick the alleys between Fillmore street, Grenshaw 
street, South 'St. Louis avenue and South Central Park 
avenue. ^ 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Horne, Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, €apitain. Link, Lipps, Pretze' Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0- Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — INone. 



Alley in Block Bounded by Drexel Av., E. 57th St., E. 

56th St. and Maryland Av.: Paving with 

Bituminated Concrete. 

vVld. Kostner moved to approve the estimate and pass 
the ordinance for grading and paving with bituminated 
concrete the alley between East 56th street, East 57th 
street, Drexel avenue and Maryland avenue. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Horne, M'aypdle, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellisan, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
I^ynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — tNone. 



Alley in Block Bounded by N, Ashland, Berteau, Cul- 

lom and Greenview Aves,: Paving with 

Bituminated Concrete. 

Aid. Kostner moved to approve the estimate and pasLi 
the ordinance for grading and paving with bituminated 
concrete the alley between Cullom avenue, Berteau ave- 
nue, Greenview avenue and North As'hland avenue. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays, as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 



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Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, CuUerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home, Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Pick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamiowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 
Naijs — (None. 



Crandon A v., from E. 79th St. to E. 81st St.: Paving 
with Asphalt. 

Aid. Kostner moved to approve the estimate and pass 
the ordinance for curbing, grading and paving with 
asphalt Crandon avenue from East 79th street to East 
81st street. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, CuUerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home, Miaypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — (None. 



Alley in Block Bounded by N. Hermitage Av., W. Lake 

St., Park Av. and N. Paulina St.: Paving with 

Portland Cement Concrete. 

Aid. Kostner moved to approve the estimate and pass 
the ordinance for grading and paving with Portland 
cement concrete the alley between West Lake street, 
Park avenue, North Paulina street and North Hermi- 
tage avenue. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guei^nsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, CuUerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home, Miaypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, . Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
.son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch— 67. 

Nays — (None. 



S. Avers A v., from W. 22nd St. to C, B, & Q. R. R.: Pav- 
ing with Asphalt. 

Aid. Kostner moved to approve the estimate and pass 
the ordinance for curbing, grading and paving with 
a.sphalt iSouth Avers avenue from West 22nd street to 



the right of way of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy 
Railroad. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Afiderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, CuUerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home, Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — iNone. 



N. Leavitt St., from Walnut St. to W. Lake St. 
Sidewalks. 



Cement 



Aid. Kostner moved to pass the ordinance providing 
for the construction of cement sidewalks on both sides 
of North Leavitt street from Walnut street to West 
Lake street. 

The motion prevailed,, by yeas and nays as foUowls: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
.Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, CuUerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home, Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — None. 



Alleys in Block Bounded by S- Lawndale Av., Millard Av., 

W. 19th St. and Ogden Av.: Paving with 

Bituminated Concrete. 

Aid. Kostner moved to approve the estimate and pass 
the ordinance for grading and paving with bituminated 
concrete the alleys between the south line of West 19th 
street produced east, Ogden avenue, Millard avenue and 
South Lawndale avenue. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as followis : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Gormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, CuUerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home, Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch— 67. 

Nays — None." 



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Il: 



S. Kai'Iov Av., from VV. 12tli St. to W. Ifitli St.: Paviiifj 
witli Asphalt. 

Aid. Kostner moved to approve the estimaLe and pass 
the ordinance for curbing, grading and paving witli 
ftspiialt Soutli Karlov avenue from West 12th street to 
West 16th street. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as foUowis : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
II iff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, WoodhuU, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Gullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home, Maypo'le, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Walson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — None. 



S. Kolin Av., from W. 14th St. to W. 16th St.: Paviiuj 
with Asphalt. 

Aid. Kostner moved to approve the estimate and pass 
the ordinance for curbing, grading and paving with 
asphalt South Kolin avenue from West 14th street pro- 
duced east to West IQth street. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Gormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, WoodhuU, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, CuUerton, Krum- 
dick, Kern'er, Novak, Ahern, Home, Maypo'le, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, MOran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nar/s — None. /- 



S. Karlov Av., from W. 31st St., to W. 33rd St.: Paving 
witli Asphalt. 

Aid. Kostner moved to approve the estimate and pass 
the ordinance for curbing, grading and paving with 
asphalt South Karlov avenue from West 31&t street to 
West 33rd street produced east. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
IlifT, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, WoodhuU, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home, M'aypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — None, 



Alley in Block Bounded by S. Ashland Av., W. 45th St., 
W. 44th St. and S. Marshfield Av.: Paving with Brick. 

Aid. Kostner moved that a recommendation, estimate 
and ordinance for curbing, filling and p'aving with brick 
the alley between West 44th street. West 45th street. 
South Ashland avenue and South Marshfield avenue, 
be recommitted to the Board of Local Improvements. 

The motion prevailed. 



Lawrence Av.: Abandonment of Proceedings for Paving 
said Street from Milwaukee Av. to N. Austin Av. 

ALSO, 

The same committee, who had had under considera- 
tion the matter of the abandonment of proceedings for 
paving Lawrence avenue from Milwaukee avenue to 
North Austin avenue, submitted a report recommending 
the adoption of a resolution submitted therewith. 

Aid. Kostner moved to concur in said report and to 
adopt said resolution. 

'No request being made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon until the next regular meeting, and the question 
being put, the vote thereon was as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
IlifT, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, WoodhuU, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahem, Home, Maypdle, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said resolution as adopted: 

Whereas, an ordinance was passed by the City Coun- 
cil on June 29, 1917, providing for paving with creosote 
wooden blocks Lawrence avenue from Milwaukee ave- 
nue to North Austin avenue, and 

Whereas, a large majority of property owners who 
will be called upon to pay for this improvement have 
requested that it be abandohed, therefore be it 

Resolved, That the City Council hereby request the 
Board of Local Improvements to abandon the proceed- 
ings for the pavement of Lawrence avenue between 
Milwaukee avenue and North Austin avenue. 

also, 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Kostner, deferred and 
ordered published : 

Chicago, May 11, 1918. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicag'o in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Home Defense, to whom was re- 
ferred (May 6, 1918, page 39) a recommendation, es- 
timate and ordinance for curbing, grading and paving 
with asphalt a system of streets as follows, to wit: 
South Homan avenue from West 55th street to West 



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59th street, etc., having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and recommend the approval 
of said estimate and the passage of said ordinance. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Jos. 0. Kostner, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which wa:s, on motion of Aid. Kostner, deferred and or- 
dered published: 

Chicago, May 11, 1918. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 

City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Home Defense, to whom was re- 
ferred (April 22, 1918, page 10) a recommendation, esti- 
mate and ordiniance for curbing, grading and paving 
with asphalt a system of streets as follows, to wit: 
North Latrobe avenue from West Grand avenue to Ful- 
lerton avenue, etc., having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and recommend the approval 
of said estimate and the passage of said ordinance. 
Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Jos. 0. Kostner, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following report. 
Which was, on motion of Aid. Kostner, deferred and or- 
dered published : 

- Chicago, May 11, 1918. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 

City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Home Defense, to whom was re- 
ferred (Marcb 26, 1918, page 2455) a recommendation, 
estimate and ordinance for grading and paving with 
creosoted wooden block South Wabash avenue from 251 
feet south of the north line of East 12th street to East 
22nd street, having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend the approval of said 
estimate and the passage of said ordinance. 
Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Jos. 0. Kostner, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted a report as follows: 

Chicago, May 11, 1918. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 

City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Home Defense, to whom was re- 
ferred (April 22, 1918, page 2562) a recommendation, 
estimate and ordinance for curbing, grading and paving 
with asphalt a system of streets as follows: South Oak- 
ley avenue from West 69th street to 10 feet south of 
the north line of West 71st street, etc., etc.; having had 
the same under advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend that said ordinance be placed on file, and 
that the proceeding for said improvement be abandoned. 
Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Jos. 0. Kostner, 

Chairman. 



Aid. Kostner moved to concur in said report. 

iNo request being made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon until the next regular meeting, and the question 
being put, 

The motion prevailed. 



All Matters Presented by the Aldermen; and. Special 

■^ Assessment, Improvement and Repealing Ordinances 

Submitted by the Board of Local Improvements 

(Said Matters Having Been Presented in Order, by 

Wards, Beginning with the First Ward). 

FIRST WARD. 

Aid, Goughlin presented the following orders, which 
were, on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Gas and Elec- 
tricity be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit 
to the Morrison Hotel and Restaurant Company to 
erect and maintain an electric sign in front of prem- 
ises known and described as 67 West Madison street. 
Said sign shall be erected and maintained in accord- 
' ance with all rules and regulations of the Depart- 
ment of Gas and Electricity. Said permit shall be 
issued subject to revocation by the Mayor at any time 
in his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to The 
Western Union Telegraph Company to erect and 
maintain an enameled sign, 2 feet by 10 inches, in 
front of 432 South Dearborn street. Said sign shall 
be erected and maintained in accordance with all 
rules and regulations of the Department of Public 
Works. This privilege shall be subject to termina- 
tion by the Mayor at any time in his discretion. 

Aid. Coughlin presented an ordinance granting per- 
mission and authority to the Saratoga European Hotel 
and Restaurant Company to maintain and use a bridge 
or covered passageway over and across the first east- 
and-west alley south of West Madison street, to con- 
nect premises known as Nos. 17-19 and Nos. 23-29 South 
Dearborn street, and to maintain and use a vault under 
the surface of said alley, also to maintain and use two 
vaults and openings in the surface of the north-and- 
south alley adjoining said premises, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys. 

Aid. Coughlin presented an ordinance for amend- 
ment of the regulations governing entertainments in 
places where intoxicating liquors are sold, to permit 
exhibitions of ice skating by paid performers, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on License. 



SECOND WARD. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted a rec- 
ommendation, estimate and ordinance for a supple- 
mental special assessment to pay the estimated de- 
ficiency of cost of work aiid interest of curbing, grad- 
ing and paving with brick the public alley between East 



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May 13, lOHS. 



35lh street, East SGth street. Lake Park avenue and 
Ellis avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. L. B. An- 
derson, said estimate v^'as approved and said ordinance 
was passed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas^Kenna. Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
IlifT, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home, M'aypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. O- Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — ^67. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for curb- 
ing, grading and paving with brick Shields avenue from 
West 35th street to 631 feet south of the south line 
of West 35th street, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Home Defense. 



THIRD WARD. 

Aid. Iliff presented a claim of Lida 0. Woodward for 
a rebate of water rates, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Schwartz presented an ordinance granting per- 
mission and authority to the Chicago Junction Railway 
Company to maintain and operate three railroad switch 
tracks along and across the first northwesterly-and- 
sotitheasterly alley east of Lake Park avenue between 
East- 41st street and East 42nd place, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Industries. 

Aid. Schwartz presented a claim of E. Baggot Com- 
pany for a refund of amount paid for installation of 
water service pipe, and claims of J. C. Bircke and Fan- 
nie Glick for rebates of water rates, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



FOURTH WARD. 

Aid. A. A. McCormick (for Aid. Richert, absent) pre- 
sented a claim of F. 0. Campe for a refund of permit 
fee, a claim of Daniel Larson for a refund of 90% of 
special assessment for water supply pipe, a claim of C. 
N..Thulin for a rebate of license fee, and claims of C. 
J. Gerberich, Royal W. Irwin, Martin Walsh and Willis 
& Frankenstein (agents) for rebates of water rates, 
which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. McDonough presented the following order, which 
was, on motion, duly passed : 

'Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 



John W. Gibbons for a driveway at 452 and 456 West 
38th street, said permit to be issued and work to be 
done according to the provisions of the ordinance of 
July 28, 1913, governing the construction and main- 
- tenance of driveways. 

Aid. McDonough presented an -otder directing that 
the Manhattan Brewery Company be permitted to main- 
tain shelter shed at 3901 Emerald avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and City 
Hall. 

Aid. McDonough presented a claim of the Standard 
Stained Shingle Company for a rebate of water rates, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted a rec- 
ommendation, estimate and ordinance for a supple- 
mental special assessment to pay the estirnated de- 
ficiency of cost of work and interest of curbing, grad- 
ing and paving with asphalt a system of streets as 
follows, to wit: Brighton place from Archer avenue to 
South Talman avenue produced south, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. McDonough, 
said estimate was approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L.'^B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home, M'aypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowslii, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
w'iak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Stetfen, Roedeir, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for ce- 
ment sidewalks on a system of streets as follows, to 
wit: south side of West 44th street from South St. 
Louis avenue to Clifton Park avenue, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Mulcahy, 
said estimate was approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B." Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home, Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, StefTen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0- Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — None. 



SIXTH WARD. 

Aid. A. A. McCormick presented the following order, 
which was, on motion, duly passed: 



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Ordered, That the Commissioner of Gas and Elec- 
tricity and the Commisisoner of Public Works be and 
they are hereby directed to issue a permit to Ascher 
Brothers for the erection and maintenance of two il- 
luminated signs to be placed on the Kenwood Theatre 
at 1225 East 47th street, one sign, 8 feet 6 inches by 
2 feet, to be placed on top of the building, and the 
other sign, 13 feet by 5 feet, to be placed over the 
canopy in front of the building. Said signs shall be 
erected and paintained in accordance with all rules 
and regulations of the Departments of Gas and Elec- 
tricity and Public Works. This privilege shall be 
subject^to termination by the Mayor at any time in 
his discretion. 

Aid. A. A. McCormick presented a claim of the Chi- 
cago Orphan Asylum for a rebate of water rates, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Nance presented a resolution for amendment of 
the rules of procedure of the Council, to create a stand- 
ing committee to be known as the Gas Litigation Com- 
mittee, and to designate the members thereof. ^ 

Aid. Powers moved to refer said resolution to the 
"Committee on Committees." 

Aid. O'Toole raised the point of order that there is 
no Council committee known as the "Committee on 
Committees". 

The Chfiir sustained the point of order, and ruled 
further that under the rules of the Council the resolu- 
tion under consideration must be referred to the Com- 
mittee on Judiciary, unless the rules were first tem- 
porarily suspended to permit different action. 

Aid. Nance moved to suspend the rules temporarily, 
to avoid the necessity of referring said resolution to 
the Committee on Judiciary in accordance with the rul- 
ing of the Chair, and further to permit immediate con- 
sideration of said resolution. 

The motion to suspend the resolution was lost, by 
yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — IlilT, Schwartz, A. A. McCormick, Nance, Fet- 
zer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, Johnson, Govier, 
Klaus, McNichols, Krumdick, Novak, Kerner, Maypole, 
Smith, Kaindl, Olsen, Adamkiewicz, Walkowiak, Touhy, 
Kavanagh, Bowler, Walker, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, 
Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, Watson, Litt- 
ler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, 
Hazen, A. 0. Anderson, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. 
Lynch — 47. . 

Nays — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, Cullerton, Ahern, Home, 
Kunz, Piotrowski, Powers, Fick, Franz, Ellison, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Wm. J. Lynch, O'Toole, Long — ^21. . 

Whereupon said resolution was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Nance presented a resolution directing that, 
pending Council action on an order referred to the 
Committee on Gas, Oil and Electric Light, May 6, 1918, 
authorizing Dona'ld R. Richberg to continue to represent 
the City as special counsel in certain litigation between 
the City and The Peoples Gas Light and Coke Company, 
the Corporation Counsel and Donald R. Richberg take 
no action contrary to the- provisions of said order. 



Aid. Nance moved to adopt said resolution. 

Unanimous consent being refused for consideration 
of said resolution. Aid. Nance moved to suspend the 
rules temporarily, to permit such consideration. 

The motion to suspend the rules prevailed, by yeas 
and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Iliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Krumdick, Novak, 
Kerner, Ahern, Home, Maypole, Smith, Kaind'l, Olsen, 
Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walkowiak, Touhy, 
Kavanagh, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, 
Roeder, Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Ken- 
nedy, Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Long, 
Moran, Fisher, Lyle, Hazen, A. 0. Anderson, Kostner, 
Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 56. 

Nays — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Mulcahy, Cullerton, Powers, Fick, Franz, Wm. J. Lynch, 
O'Toole— 11. 

The question being put on the adoption of said reso- 
lution, the motion prevailed. 

The following is said resolution as adopted : 

Resolved, That until the City Council disposes of 
the order introduced by Aid. Nance on May 6, 1918, 
and recommended for passage in the report of the 
Committee on Gas, Oil & Electric Light received to- 
day, the Corporation Counsel, Mr. Ettelson, and the 
Special Counsel for the City, Mr. Richberg, are hereby 
directed not to take any action contrary to the said 
order recommended for passage by the Committee on 
Gas, Oil and Electric Light. 

Aid. Nance presented an ordinance approving and 
confirming the continued employment of Donald R. 
RichBerg to represent the City as special counsel in 
certain litigation between the City and The Peoples 
Gas Light and Coke Company, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Gas, Oil and Electric 
Light. 

Aid. Nance presented a claim of Mrs. F. D. Stout for 
a rebate of water rates, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



SEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Guernsey presented the following order, which 
was, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
David Ringbloom to construct and maintain two 
driveways across the sidewalk in front of premises 
known as 7305-7-9 Blackstone avenue; said permit 
to be issued and the work therein authorized to be 
done in accordance with the terms of an ordinance 
passed July 28, 1913, governing the construction and 
maintenance of driveways. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted a rec- 
ommendation, estimate and ordinance for grading and 
paving with Portland cement concrete the alley between 
East 64th street, East 65th street, South Park avenue 
and Vernon avenue, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Home Defense. 



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May 13, 1918. 



ALSO, 

A roconinicndation, estimate and ordinance' foi' ce- 
ment sidewalks on a system of streets as follows, to 
wit: south side ol' East G9th street from Paxton avenue 
to Merrill avenue, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Fetzer, said 
estimate was approved and said ordinance was passed, 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
IlilT, Schwartz, Mickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home, Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watsoji, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — None. 



EIGHTH WARD. 

Aid. Woodhull presented the following order, which 
was, on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Christ Lorensen to construct and maintain a driv.eway 
across the sidewalk in front of premises known as 
2708 East 78th street; said permit to be issued and 
the work therein authorized to be done in accordance 
with the terms of an ordinance passed July 28, 1913, 
governing the construction and maintenance of drive- 
ways. 

The Board of Local Iijiprovements submitted a rec- 
ommendation, estimate and ordinance for a cement 
sidewalk on the southwesterly side of Braina,rd avenue 
from the railroad first southeasterly of Buffalo avenue 
to Carondolet avenue. 

By unanimous- consent, on motion of Aid, Woodhull, 
said estimate was approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home, Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for a sup- 
plemental special assessment to pay the estimated de- 
ficiency of cost of work and interest of curbing, filling 
and paving with granite or trap rock asphaltic macadam 
East 103rd street from Avenue N to Indianapolis 
avenue. 



By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Furman, 
said estimate was approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Hiff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home, Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Tt)uhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen," Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — -67. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for a 
cast-iron water supply pipe in Paxton avenue from East 
93rd street to East 92nd street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Woodhull, 
said estimate was approved and said ordinance was 
passed,- by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
C'ormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Horne, Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, B'auler, Wa'llace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy. 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 
'Nays^-None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for ce- 
ment sidewalks on both sides of East 74th street from 
Jeff ery avenue to Bennett avenue. 

By. unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Furman, 
said estimate was approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Horne, M'aypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, ^teffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — None. 



NINTH WARD. 

Aid. Johnson and Govier presented a petition and an 
order for service betterment on the 111th street street 
railway system throughout the entire day, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Local Transportation. 



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NEW BUSINESS— BY WARDS. 



1^1 



A'ld. Johnson and Govier preisented an order directing 
immediate completion of the elevation of the railroad 
tracks of the Kensington and Eastern Railroad Com- 
pany, in accordance with the terms of the track eleva- 
tion ordinance passed April 5, 1911, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Track Elevation. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted an or- 
dinance providing for construction of a cement side- 
walk on the east side of Calumet avenue from East 
75th street to East 76th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Johnson, 
said ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin. ,L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home, M'aypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
Wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Pov/ers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Gapitain, Link, "Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long. Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance providing for construction of a cement 
sidewalk on the east side of Indiana avenue from East 
109th street to East 11 1th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Govier, said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, ^ Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson. 
II iff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home, Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adarnowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for a tile 
pipe sewer in South Wabash avenue from 151 feet 
north of East 108th street to 278 feet south of East 
108th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Johnson, 
said estimate was approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Horne, M'aypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roedeir, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 



Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 
Nays — None. 



TENTH WARD. 

Aid. Klaus presented an order directing issuance of 
a permit to V. Anyz to make alterations in building at 
the northeast corner of West 18th and Laflin streets, 
which was 



Referred 
Hall. 



to the Committee on Buildings and City 



ELEVENTH WARD. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted a rec- 
ommendation, estimate and ordinance for grading and 
paving with bituminated concrete the alleys between 
Taylor street, West 12th street. South Lincoln street 
and South Winchester avenue, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Home Defense. 



TWELFTH WARD. 

Aid. Kerner and Novak presented the following or- 
ders, which were, on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
and the General Superintendent of Police be and they 
are hereby authorized and directed to issue a permit 
to the Opal Athletic and Benevolent Association to 
conduct their Fourth Annual Amateur Fifteen-Mile 
Street Roller Race on the afternoon of Decoration 
Day, May 30, 1918, the race to be run over the fol- 
lowing route : Commencing at West 22nd street and 
South Washtenaw avenue, thence north to West 21st 
street, west to South California avenue, south to 
West 24th street, east to South Washtenaw avenue, 
and north to West 21st street; and said officials are 
hereby authorized and directed to close to traffic the 
streets above referred to from 1 :30 o'clock P. M. to 
3:30 o'clock P. M. on said date. 

•Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to The 
Sinclair Refining Company to constructvind maintain 
two driveways across the sidewalk in front of prem- 
ises on West 22nd street near South Rockwell street; 
said permit to be issued and the work therein au- 
thorized to be done in accordance with the terms of 
an ordinance passed July 28, 1913, governing the con- 
struction and maintenance of driveways. 



FOURTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Smith and Maypole presented the following or- 
der, which was, on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to resurface with asphalt 
Park avenue between North Lincoln and North Robey 
streets, and charge same to the Wheel Tax Fund. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted a rec- 
ommendation, estimate and ordinance for curbing, 
grading and paving with brick the east-and-west alley 






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May 13, 19il8. 



'ft: 



Jirst south of Franklin boulevard from the west curb 
lino of North Troy street to North Kedzie avenue, which 
wore 

RcfeiTod to the Committee on Home Defense. 

AlLSO, 

An ordinance providing for construction of a cement 
sidewalk on the west side of Drake avenue from Frank- 
lin boulevard to Governors parkway. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Maypole, 
said ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
IlilT, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Gormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, CuUerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home, M'aypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Pi'otrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
w'iak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fibber, Lyle, A. 0- Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nftys — None. 



FIFTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Ivaindl presented a resolution requesting the 
Board of Education to deny the use of Chicago's public 
school property to members of the Socialist Party, or 
to any person or society permitting the spread of So- 
cialistic doctrines, during the duration of the war. 

Aid. Kaindl "moved to adopt said resolution. 

Unanimous consent being refused for consideration 
of said resolution, Aid. Kaindl moved to suspend the 
rules temporarily, to permit such consideration. 

The motion to suspend the rules prevailed, by yeas 
and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Ili£f, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A, 
McCormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Fur- 
man, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, Krumdick, 
Novak, Kerner, Ahern, Home, Maypole, Smith,, Kaindl, 
Olsen,' Kunz, Adamkiewicz, Walkowiak, Touhy, Kav- 
anagh, Powers, Fick, Franz, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, Haderlein, Capitain, Link, 
Lipps, Pretzel, Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, 
Byrne, Wm. J. Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, 
Lyle, Hazen, A. 0. Anderson, Kostner, Toman, Clark, 
Thos. J. Lynch — 64. 

Aa»/5-=-Johnson, Kennedy — 2. 

The question being put on the adoption of said reso- 
lution, the motion prevailed (Aid. Johnson and Ken- 
nedy voting "No" on said motion). 

The following is said resolutioTi as adopted: 

Whereas, The Socialist Party of the United States 
in its Emergency National Convention in the Planters 
Hotel of St. Louis, between April 7 and April 10, 1917, 
announced its principles, among which were the follow- 
ing: 

"The Socialist Party * * * proclaims its unal- 
terable opposition to the war just declared by the Gov- 
ernment of the United States. 



"The Socialist Party of the United States is unal- 
terably opposed to the system of exploitation and class 
rule which is upheld and strengthened by military and 
sham national patriotism. We therefore call upon the 
workers of all countries to refuse support to their gov- 
erngients in their wars. 

"As against the false doctrine of national patriotism, 
we uphold the ideal of international working class soli- 
darity. 

"It is not a war against militarist regime of the Cen- 
tral Powers. 

"We brand the declaration of war by our Government 
as a crime against the people of the United States and 
against the nations of the world. 

"In all modern history there has been no war more 
unjustifiable than the war in which we are about to en- 
gage. 

"We recommend to the workers and pledge ourselves 
to the following course of action: (1) Continuous, ac- 
tive and public opposition to the war, through demon- 
strations, mass petitions and all other means, within 
our power. (2) Unyielding opposition to all proposed 
legislation for military or industrial conscription. 

* * We pledge ourselves to oppose with all our 
strength any attempt to raise money for payment of war 
expense by taxing the necessaries of life or issuing 
bonds which will put the burden on future generations. 
(4) Consistent propaganda against military training 
and militaristic teaching in the public schools. 

"We recommend that the convention instruct our 
elected representatives in Congress, in the State Legis- 
lature and in local bodies to vote against all proposed 
appropriations or loans for military, naval and other 
w^ar purposes." And, 

Whereas, The resolutions, from which the above are 
excerpts, were adopted by a vote of 140 to 36; and, 

Whereas, This Council, as representatives of the 
people of Chicago and their sentiments, has made a rec- 
ord of its unstinted loyalty to the United States Gov- 
ernment by the adoption of a resolution and its personal 
presentation to Woodrow Wilson, President; and. 

Whereas, This Council has further indicated the 
patriotism of Chicago by investing $3,000,000 in the 
Third Liberty Loan, as well as investing in previous 
loans; therefore be it 

Resolved, That we, the City Council of Chicago, ear- 
nestly and urgently request the Board of Education to 
deny the use of Chicago's public school property to the 
Socialist Party, its officers and committees or local 
component branches and sub-organizations, their offl- 
cers and committees, during the period of the war; and 
be it further- 

Resolved, That we request the Board of Education to 
deny the use of public school property to any leader or 
member of the Socialist Party, or any other person or 
society or group of persons, who it is deemed probable 
will permit the spread of the doctrines above quoted; 
and be it further 

Resolved, That the Clerk of this Council be and he is 
hereby requested to send, at his earliest convenience, a 
certified copy of this resolution to the Board of Edu- 
cation. 



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Aid. Olsen presented the following order, which was, 
on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
D. Greenberg and A. Levinson for a driveway at 1213- 
1215 North California avenue; said permit to be is- 
sued and work to be done according to the provisions 
of the ordinance of July 28, 1913, governing the con- 
struction and maintenance of driveways. 



SIXTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Kunz presented the following order, which was, 
on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Chas. Stecher for a driveway at 1575-1577 Armitage 
avenue; said permit to be issued and work to be done 
according to the provisions of the ordinance of July 
28, 1913, governing the construction and maintenance 
of driveways. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted a rec- 
ommendation, estimate and ordinance for curbing, grad- 
ing and paving with brick the alleys between the cen- 
ter line of Mautene court existent and produced south- 
westerly, a line 112 feet southwesterly of the south- 
westerly line of Milwaukee avenue. North Ashland ave- 
nue and West Division street, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Home Defense. 



SEVENTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Walkowiak and Adamkiewicz presented orders 
for paving with brick an alley in the block bounded by 
Fry street, Clarinda avenue. North Ashland avenue and 
Holt street, and an alley in the block bounded by Cor- 
nell, Fry, Noble and Rose streets, which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Improvements. 



EIGHTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Touhy presented the following orders, which 
were, on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
P. C. Cramer to erect and maintain a barber pole at 
the edge of the sidewalk in front of 1248 West Madi- 
son street. Said barber pole shall be erected and 
maintained in accordance with all rules and regula- 
tions of the Department of Public Works. This pri- 
vilege shall be subject to termination by the Mayor 
at any time in his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
T. H. Moxley to place a removable board sign at the 
edge of the sidewalk at 1253 West Madison street 
during business hours. Said sign shall be erected and 
maintained in accordance with all rules and regula- 
tions of the Department of Public Works. This priv- 
ilege shall be subject to termination by the Mayor at 
any time in his discretion. 

Aid. Kavanagh and Touhy presented the following 
order, which was, on motion, duly passed: 



Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Emanuel, S. B. B. and Alex Friend to construct and 
maintain a driveway across the sidewalk in front of 
premises known as east side of South Green street, 
approximately 50 feet north of West Monroe street; 
said permit to be issued and the work therein au- 
thorized to be done in accordance with the terms of 
an ordinance passed July 28, 1913, governing the 
construction and maintenance of driveways. 

Aid. Kavanagh presented the following order, which 
was, on motion, duly passed,: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Lea LaBarbera to erect and maintain a barber pole at 
the edge of the sidewalk in front of 1243 West Madi- 
son street. Said barber pole shall be erected and 
maintained in accordance with all rules and regula- 
tions of the Department of Public Works. This priv- 
ilege shall be subject to termination by the Mayor at 
any time in his discretion. 



NINETEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Powers and Bowler presented the following 
order, which was, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 

be and he is hereby directed to resurface West 

Congress street from South Halsted street to South 

• Racine avenue with iasphaltic concrete, the cost of 

same to be charged against Account 280' S 42. 

Aid. Bowler presented a claim of Saverio Macrina 
for wages, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



TWENTIETH WARD. 

Aid. Fick and Franz presented the following order, 
which was, on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, Tbat the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to cause the Akron 
Rubber Tire Corporation to remove iron structure 
from sidewalk in front of 1534 and 153G South Hal- 
sted street. 

Aid. Fick and Franz presented claims of M. Arn- 
hoff, William F. Kohn and Abraham J. Wilk for re- 
bates of water rates, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Fick and Franz presented an order for paving 
with brick an alley in the block bounded by Bunker, 
West 12th, Desplaines and South Halsted streets, 
which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improvements. 



TWENTY-FIRST WARD. 

Aid. Walker presented the following orders, whicli 
were, on motion, duly passed : 

• Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to fill in open vault 
and passageway at present existing in alley in the 



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Jildck bouiiilcd by WivsL Kiiizio slrcet, Wes'L Austin 
avenue, Norlli Clark street and North Dearborn 
street. 

Ordered. Tbat tlie Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Sam Farber to place portable wood'en sign, 2%x3 
feet, in front of !)iO North State street Said sign 
shall be erected and maintained in accordance with 
all rules and regulations of the Department of Pub- 
lic Works. This privilege shall b& subject to termi- 
nation by the Mayor at any time in his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a , permit to 
Walter Meakin to string, and maintain for thirty 
days, a muslin sign across the sidewalk in front of 
1225 North State street. Said sign shall be erected 
and maintained in accordance with all rules and 
regulations of the Department of Public Works. 
This privilege shall be subject to termination by 
the Mayor at any time in his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue *a permit to 
Oxford Panatorium to place a portable sign, 2x3 
feet, in front of building at 143 West North avenue. 
Said sign shall be erected and maintained in accord- 
ance with all rules and regulations of the Depart- 
ment of Public Works. This privilege shall be sub- 
ject to termination by the Mayor at any time in his 
discretion. 



TWENTY- SECOND WARD. 

Aid- Ellison presented an order directing the Com- 
missioner of Public Works to suspend .the carrying 
oilt of an order passed February 15, 1915, requiring 
the removal of encroachments and obstructions in the 
sidewalk, space in the territory bounded by Chicago 
avenue, Halsted street, 22nd street and Lake Michi- 
gan, during the duration of the war, which was. 

Referred to the Committee on Home Defense. 

Aid. Bauler presented an ordinance granting permis- 
sion and authority to Barrett & Barrett to construct, 
maintain and use a removable bulkhead or loading 
platform in -front of premises known as 438 West On- 
tario street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys. 

Aid. Bauler presented an ordinance granting permis- 
sion and authority to Wilder & Company to construct, 
maintain and use a bridge or covered passageway 
across the northwesterly-and-southeasterly alley in 
the block bounded by Kingsbury, Hobbie, Crosby and 
Oak streets, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys. 



electric arc lights on the south side of Cornelia 
street between North Halsted street and Sheffield 
avenue. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
and the Commissioner of Gas and Electricity be and 
they are hereby requested to cause the Northwestern 
Elevated Railroad Company to install an electric 
light under its structure at Marianna street. 

Aid. Steffen presented a claim of Austin J. Lynch for 
wages and expenses incurred in connection ^ith the 
construction of a fire station on Kingston avenue, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted a 
recommendation, estimate and ordinance for a supple- 
mental special assessment to pay the estimated de- 
ficiency of cost of work and interest of curbing, grad- 
ing and paving with granite or trap rock asphaltic 
macadam Abbott court from Belmont avenue to 229.4 
feet south of the south line of Briar place. 

Consideration of whi-ch was, on motion of Aid- Stef- 
fen, deferred. 

ALSO, • 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for. a 
supplemental special assessment to pay the estimated 
deficiency of cost of work and interest of grading and 
paving with bituminated concrete the alleys between 
. Oakdale avenue, Diversey parkw-ay, Burling street and 
North Halsted street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Wallace, 
said estimate was approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahem, Home, M'aypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler. Wallace, Steffen, Roede'r, 
Hadcrlein, Capitaiu, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'TooIe, Long, Moran, p isher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Naijs — None. 



TWENTY-THIRD WARD. 

Aid. Steffen presented the following orders, which 
were, on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Gas and Elec- 
tricity be and he is hereby directed to install four 



TWENTY-FOURTH WARD. 

Aid. Haderlein presented the following order, which 
was, on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Michael J. McCarthy to construct and maintain a 
driveway across the sidewalk in front of premises 
known as 3350-4 Southport avenue; said permit 
to be issued and the work therein authorized to be 
done in accordance with the terms of an ordinance 
passed July 28, 1913, governing the construction and 
maintenance of driveways. 



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TWENTY-FIFTH WARD. 

AM. Capitain presented the following order, which 
was, on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Edward A. Kunz and William Melbye to maintain 
a driveway at No. 5107 Glenwood avenue; said per- 
mit to be issued and work to be done according to 
the provisions of the ordinance of July 28, 1913, 
governing the construction and maintenance of 
driveways. 

Aid. Capitain and Link presented the following reso- 
lution: 

Whereas, This Council has learned with regret 
and sorrow of the death of Alfred D. Williston, who 
served in this body as representative of the 25th 
Ward from 1900 to 1908, now therefore, be it 

Resolved, That in the death of Alfred D. Willis- 
ton the City of Chicago has lost a valuable citizen 
who served the city "as a faithful and efficient pub- 
lic servant, and, be it further 

Resolved, That in recognition of his services these 
resolutions be spread upon the records of the City 
Council and that a copy thereof, suitably engrossed, 
be presented to the bereaved family as a testimonfal 
of our sympathy. 

Aid. Capitain moved to ■ado[)t the foregoing resolu- 
tion. _ 

The motion was carried unanimously by a rising 
vote. 

The Board of Local 'improvemenls submitted an 
ordinance providing for consi ruction of cement side- 
walks on both sides of Gordon terrace from Lincoln 
Park to Clarendon avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Capitain,^ 
said ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home, Maypole, 'Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — None. 



TWENTY-SIXTH WARD. 

Aid. Lipps presented an ordin'ance providing for the 
vacation of the north-and-south alley in the block 
bounded by Berteau avenue. North Clark street. Green- 
view avenue and Melville place, in Albert Sulzer's 
Subdivision of N. W. ^4 of S. W. % of Section 17-40- 
14 (Albert F. H. Sulzer, Julia S. Griffith, Angeline M. 
Sulzer, Harriet L. Sulzer, Anna M. C, Sulzer and Grace 
E. Sulzer, benficiaries). 



Unanimous consent was given for consideration of 
said ordinance. 

Aid. Lipps moved to pass said ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home, Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, KQstner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch^ — G7. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That all that part of thf> north-and-south 
sixteen (16) foot public alley west of and adjoining 
the west line of Lot forty-nine (49), in Albert Sulzer's 
Subdivision of part of northwest quarter (N. W. %) 
of southwest quarter CS. W. %) of Section seventeen 
(17), Township forty (40) North, Range fourteen (14), 
East of the Third Principal Meridian; said part of said 
alley being further described as the north one hundred 
fourteen and six-tenths ('114.6) feet, more or less, of 
the north-and-south public alley in 'the block bounded 
by Melville place, Berteau avenue. North Clark street 
and Greenview avenue — as colored in red and indicated 
by the words "to be vacated" on the plat hereto 
attached, which plat for greater certainty is hereby 
made a part of this ordinance; be and the same is 
hereby vacated and closed, inasmuch as same is no 
longer required for public use and the public interests 
will be subserved by such vacation. 

Section 2. The vacation herein provided for is made 
upon the express condition that within sixty (60) 
days after the passage of this ordinance, Albert F. 
H. Sulzer, Julia S. Griffith, Angeline M. Sulzer, Har- 
riet L. Sulzer, Anna M. C. Sulzer and Grace E. Sulzer 
shall pay to the City of Chicago I he sum of eight 
hundred ($800.00) dollars toward a fund for the pay- 
ment and satisfaction of any and all claims for dam- 
ages which may arise from the vacation of said part 
of said alley; provided, that if said sum is nol suffi- 
cient to pay any damages occasioned by the passage 
of this ordinance, said Albert F. H. Sulzer, Julia S. 
Griffith, Angeline M. Sulzer, Harriet L. Sulzer, Anna 
M. C. Sulzer and Grace E. Sulzer shall not be liable to 
pay to the City of Chicago any further sum, and it 
the damages occasioned by the passage hereof do not 
amount to the sum above provided to be paid by said 
Albert F. H. Sulzer, Julia S. Griffith, Angeline M. Sul- 
zer, Harriet L- Sulzer, Anna M. C. Sulzer and Grace 
E. Sulzer, or no damages are occasioned by the pas- 
sage of this ordinance, the City of Chicago shall not 
be liable to repay to said Albert F. H. Sulzer, Julia S. 
Griffith, Angeline M. Sulzer, Harriet L. Sulzer, Anna 
M. C. Sulzer and Grace E. Sulzer, any portion of said 
eight hundred- ($800.00) dollars; and further shall 
within ninety (90) days after the passage of this ordi- 
nance, deposit in the City Treasury of the City of Chi- 



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rago a sum suiricient Lo (lol'ray all cost of coilsti'ucting 
sidewalk and curb across the entrance to tlie part of 
the alley herein vacated, similar to the sidewalk and 
curbing in Melville place, between North Clark street 
and Greenview avenue. The precise amount of the 
sum so deposited shall be ascertained by the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works after such investigation as is 
requisite. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall take effect and be 
in force from and after its passage, subject to the con- 
ditions of Section two (2) hereof, provided said gran- 
tee shall within ninety (90) days after the passage of 
tliis ordinance, file for record in the office of the Re- 
corder of Deeds of Cook County, Illinois, a certified 
copy of t-his ordinance. 

Aid. Lipps presented a resolution for amendment of 
Rules 40 and 43 of the rules of procedure of the Coun- 
cil, to create a standing committee to be known as the 
Committee on Gas Litigation, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted a 
recommendation, estimate and ordinance for water 
service pipes in North Fairfield avenue between 
Devon avenue and Granville avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Lipps, 
said estimate, was approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, CuUerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, A-hern, Home, Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'TooIe, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyie, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance providing for construction of a cement 
sidewalk on the north side of Granville avenue from 
North Robey street to North Leavitt street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Pretzel, 
said ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas— Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
11 iff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, CuUerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home, Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J.-^Lynch — 67. 

Nays — ^None. 



TWENTY-SEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Kennedy presented an ordinance for amendment 
of Sections 1000 and 1002 of The Chicago Code of 1911, 
in reference to the disposition of ashes and the removal 
of garbage, etc., not produced in residences or apart- 
ments, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys. 

Aid. Watson presented the following Oirders, w'hich 
were, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Oommissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
E.' Hiesdorf to erect and maintain a double-faced 
wooden sign, 2% ft. by 7 ft., to project from building, 
located at 3609 Lawrence, avenue. Said sign shall be 
erected and maintained in accordance with all rules 
and regulations of the Department of Public Works. 
This privilege shall be subject to termination by the 
Mayor at any time in his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to B. 
Lichtenstein to erect and maintain a wooden sign, 
4 ft. by 30 in., to extend from building located at 
4718 North Kedzie avenue. Said sign shall be erected 
and maintained in accordance with all rules and 
regulations of the Department of Public Works. This 
privilege shall be subject to termination by the Mayor 
at any time in his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to F. 
H. Niehing and Company to erect and maintain a 
wooden sign, 8 ft. by 2% ft., to project from building 
at 3448 Lawrence avenue. Said sign shall be erected 
and maintained in accordance with all rules and regu- 
lations of the Department of Public Works. This 
privilege shall be subject to termination by the Mayor 
at any time in his discretion. 

Aid. Watson presented an order directing issuance of 
a permit to P. S. Bowe and Geo. H. Cohlgraff for altera- 
tions in building at 4711-21 North Kedzie avenue, and 
an order directing issuance of a permit to the Irving 
Park Public Market to erect and maintain frame shel- 
ter sheds on the south side of Elston avenue, north 
of North Central Park avenue, on the west side of North 
Central Park avenue, south of Elston avenue, and on 
both sides of adjacent alley, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and City 
Hall. 

Aid. Watson presented a claim of Mrs. W. H. Eldred 
for a rebate of water rates, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. i 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted a rec- 
ommendation, estimate and ordinance for cement side- 
wialks on both sides of Balmoral avenue from North 
Kedzie avenue to Kimball avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Kennedy, 
said estimate was approved and said ordinance vra,s 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNj.chols, CuUerton, Krum- 



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dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahem, Home, Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, WalKO- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, 'Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 
Nays — iNone. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for ce-- 
ment sidewalks on a system of street as follows, to wit: 
south side of Byron street from North Melvina avenue 
to North Narragansett avenue, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Watson, 
said estimate was approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, iCoughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
IlifT, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
■Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, CuHerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home, Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — iNone. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for curb- 
ing, grading and paving with asphalt North Keating 
avenue from Belmont avenue to Addison street, which 
were 

'Referred to the Committee on Home Defense. _ 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for a ce- 
ment sidewalk on the west side of North Luna avenue 
from Lawrence avenue to Giddings street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Kennedy, 
said estimate was approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, lOooighlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home, Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for a ce- 
ment sidewalk on the west and westerly side of North 
Sacramento avenue from Ainslie street to Lawrence 
avenue. 



By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Watson, 
said estimate was approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, €oughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home, Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — JS^one. 



TWENTY-EIGHTH WARD. 

Aid. Adamowski presented the following order, which 
was, on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
R. C. Wieboldt to maintain three driveways on the 
southwest side of Milwaukee avenue, 28 feet, 105 
feet and 173 feet, respectively, east of North Leavitt 
street and also 1 driveway on the east side of North 
Leavitt street, 44 feet south of Milwaukee avenue; 
said permit to be issued and work to be done accord- 
ing to the provisions of the ordinance of July 28, 
1913, governing the construction and maintenance of 
driveways. 

Aid. Adamowski presented a claim of Henry Kaeding 
for a refund of permit fee, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted a rec- 
ommendation, estimate and ordinance for cement side- 
walks on both sides of Fullertmi avenue, from North 
Western avenue to North California avenue. 

Consideration of which was, on motion of Aid. Adam- 
owski, deferred. 



TWENTY-NINTH WARD. 

Aid. Hrubec and Byrne presented the following or- 
der, which was, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized and directed to issue 
a permit to R. J. Schlesinger and Sam Heller, presi- 
dent and secretary, respectively, of the Ashland Ave- 
nue Business Men's Association, authorizing the use 
of city water from fire hydrants, without cost, fvora 
April 1, 1918, to November 15, 1918, in consideration 
of the cleaning of the following streets : South Ash- 
land avenue, from West 45th to West, 55th streets, 
and West 47th street, from South Bishop to South 
Wood streets; said permit to contain a condition that 
if said R. J. Schlesinger and Sam Heller shall fail to 
clean said streets, or any of them, to the satisfaction 
and approval of the Commissioner of Public Works, 
or if said water is used for any other purpose than 
street sprinkling, they shall pay to the city the full 
rate for all water used from the date of the issuance 
of said permit, and if said R. J. Schlesinger and Sam 



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Heller shall Tail to comply with tiie conditions of said 
permit, the Mayor shall revoke the same, and no 
other permit shall be issued to said R. J. Sohlesinger 
and Sam Heller until all charges have been paid, 

M(\. Hrubec presented a claim of Frank Matyasek for 
reimbursement of cost of repairing drain, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted a rec- 
ommendation, estimate and ordinance for cement side- 
walks on a system of streets as follows, to wit: south- 
erly side of Archer avenue, from South Laramie ave- 
nue to South Long avenue, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Hrubec, 
said estimate was approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
IlifT, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, WoodhuU, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, CuUerton, Erum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home, M'aypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
w'iak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — None. 

AiLSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for ce- 
ment sidewalks on a system of streets as follows, to 
wit: south side of West 51st street, from South Lara- 
mie avenue to South Long avenue, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Byrne, 
said estimate was approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home, M'aypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
w'iak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, StefTen, Boeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for ce- 
ment sidewalks on a system of streets as f.ollows, to 
wit: south side of West 59th street, from the railroad 
first east of South Lawndale avenue to South Hamlin 
avenue, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Hrubec, 
said estimate was approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows: ' 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, Krum- 



dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home, Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, StefTen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 
Nays — tNone. 

' AiLSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for a 
supplemental special assessment to pay the estimated 
deficiency of cost of work and interest of curbing, grad- 
ing and paving with brick South Robey street, from 
West 47th street to West Garfield boulevard. 

By unanimous consent, , on motion of Aid. Byrne, 
said estimate was approved ■ and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas, — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home, Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0- Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — )None. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance providing for construction of a ce- 
ment sidewalk on the east side of South Sacramento 
avenue, from West 57th street to West 59th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Hrubec, 
said ordinance vv^as passed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home, Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moi'an, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0- Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — /None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for curb- 
ing, grading and paving with asphalt and brick South 
Wood street, from the Englewood Connecting Company 
Railroad to the north curb line of West 59th street, 
which were 

Referred to the Committee on Home Defense. 



THIRTIETH WARD, 

Aid.. Wm. J. Lynch presented the following order, 
which was, on motion, duly passed: 



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139 



Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Wor-ks 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
A. Miller to string, and maintain for thirty days, a 
muslin sign across the sidewalk in front of 4628 
South State street. Said sign shall be erected and 
maintained in accordance with all rules and regula- 
tions of the Department of Public Works. This priv- 
ilege shall be subject to termination by the Mayor at 
any time in his discretion. 

Aid. Wm. J. Lynch presented a claim of E. T. Clark 
Buster for wages, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. O'Toole pi'esented the following orders, which 
were, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Levy Smith to occupy space for a white enameled 
sign, 8 feet by 2 feet, across the sidewalk in front of 
premises known as 4702 South State street. Said 
sign shall be erected and maintained in accordance 
with all rules and regulations of the Department of 
Public Works. The privilege granted herein shall 
be subject to termination by the Mayor at any time 
in his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Levy Smith to erect and maintain a V-shaped wooden 
sign, 5 feet 6 inches by 2 feet 10 inches, on the outer 
edge of the sidewalk in front of premises known as 
4702 South State street. Said sign shall be erected 
and maintained in accordance with all rules and reg- 
ulations of the Department of Public Works. The 
privilege granted herein shall be subject to termina- 
tion by the Mayor at any time in his discretion. 



THIRTY-FIRST WARD. 

Aid. Moran presented the following order, which was, 
on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
The 0. K. Barber Shop to erect and maintain a barber 
pole at the edge of the sidewalk in front of 6254 
South Ashland avenue. Said barber pole shall be 
erected and maintained in accordance with all rules 
and regulations of the Department of Public Works. 
This privilege shall be subject to termination by the 
Mayor at any time in his discretion. 



THIRTY-SECOND WARD. 

Aid. Fisher presented the following order, which 
w^as, on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Buildings be 
and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to the 
Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Ry. Co. to erect two 
temporary concrete sheds, said company agreeing to 
remove same before December 31, 1918, for the use 
of their track elevation employes, located at West 
91st and South Green streets, entirely on railway 
property; the same having the approval of the Sani- 
tary Department and Building Department. 

Aid. Fisher presented an ordinafice granting consent 
to the South Park Commissioners to take, regulate, 



improve, control and govern, for boulevai'd purposes, 
Loomis street, between West 67th street and West 87th 
street. 

Unanimous consent was given for consideration of 
said ordinance. 

Aid. Fisher moved to pass said ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yens — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, ' 
Iliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy,. A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, CuHerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home, Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrui)ec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed : 

AN. ORDINANCE 

Giving consent to the South Park Commissioners to 
take, regulate, improve, control and govern Loomis 
street, between West 67th street and the south line of 
West 87th street. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That consent is hereby given and granted 
to the South Park Commissioners to take, regulate, im- 
prove, control and govern Loomis street, between West 
67th street and the south line of West 87th street as 
other parks and boulevards now under the control of 
said commissioners. 

Section 2. That nothing in this ordinance contained 
shall be construed as a waiver or relinquishment by or 
on the part of the City of Chicago of any of its rights or 
powers in relation to the laying of water mains and 
pipes and building and repairing sewers and drains, to 
lay electric or other wires owned or controlled by the 
City of Chicago, and regulating the openings for the 
?ame, and make other underground improvements in 
the same manner and to the same extent that the City 
of Chicago might heretofore have done in said portions 
of Loomis street. 

All powers which the City of Chicago now has in re- 
lation to water mains and pipes, building and repairing 
sewers and drains, to lay electric or other wires owned 
or controlled by the City of Chicago and regulating the 
openings for the same and make other underground im- 
provements in streets and alleys of said city being here- 
by expressly reserved as to the said portions of said 
streets in as ample a manner as if the aforesaid con- 
sent were not given. 

Section 3. That unless the said South Park Com- 
missioners shall, within six months from the approval 
hereof, select and take said portions of said street for 
the purpose aforesaid, this ordinance shall cease to be 
of any force or effect and the consent hereby given 
shall be deemed to be withdrawn. 

Section 4. This ordinance shall be in force from 
and after its passage. 






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Aid. Fisher presented a claim of Miss M. L. Alexan- 
der for compensation for damage to property, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Fisher presented an order for removal of water 
meter from premises known as 6713 Eberhart avenue, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Lyle presented the following orders, which 
were, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized and directed to issue 
a permit to J. F. Boyle authorizing the use of city 
water from fire hydrant without cost, during the 
summer months, to sprinkle the war garden located 
in the block bounded by Justine, Laflin, West 81st 
and West 82nd streets; said permit to contain the 
condition that if said water is used for any other 
purpose than for garden sprinkling he shall pay to 
the city the full rate for all water used from the date 
of the issuance of said permit, and if said J. F. Boyle 
shall fail to comply with the conditions of said per- . 
mit, the Mayor shall revoke the same, and no other 
^ permit shall be issued to said J. F. Boyle until all 
charges have been paid. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Jacob Keslensky to erect and maintain a metal (shoe- 
maker's) sign, l%'x2%', to hang from building lo- 
cated at 441 West 63rd street. Said sign shall be 
erected and maintained in accordance with all rules 
and reguIatio,ns of the Department of Public Works. 
This privilege shall be subject to termination by the 
Mayor at any time in his discretion. 

Aid. Lyle presented an order directing issuance of 
a permit to Walter W. Klass to make alterations in 
building at 422 West Marquette road, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and City 
Hall. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted a rec- 
ommendation, estimate and ordinance for cement side- 
walks on a system of streets as follows, to wit: soufch 
side of West 93rd street, from South Bishop street to 
South Ashland avenue, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Fisher, 
said estimate was approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, iCooighlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, 'Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home, Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy. 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — SNone. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estiinate and ordinance for ce- 



ment sidewalks on both sides of South Racine avenue, 
from West 99th street to West 103rd §treet. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Lyle, said 
estimate was approved and said ordinance was passed, 
by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, iCoughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, • Novak, Ahern, Home, Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — tNone. 



THIRTY-THIRD WARD. 

Aid. A. 0. Anderson presented an order for an exten- 
sion of the water supply pipe in Merrimac avenue from 
its present terminus north of Schubert avenue to Di- 
versey avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted a 
recommendation, estimate and ordinance for cement 
sidewalks on a system of streets as follows, to-wit : 
south side of Belmont avenue from the railroad first 
east of North Natoma avenue to North Oak Park ave- 
nue, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. A. 0. And- 
erson, said estimate was approved and said ordinance 
was passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, 'Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home, Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for ce- 
ment sidewalks on both sides of Laporte avenue from 
Palmer street to Armitage avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. A. 0. And- 
erson, said estimate was approved and said ordinance 
was passed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home, Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindl. Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 



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141 



Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 
Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for a 
tile pipe sewer in North Marmora avenue from Diver- 
sey avenue to Wrightwood avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. A. 0. And- 
erson, said estimate was approved and said ordinance 
was passed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, iCoughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Gormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Gullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home, Maypole, -Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for curb- 
ing, grading and paving with granite or trap rock 
asphaltic macadam North Nordica avenue from Fuller- 
ton avenue to 10 feet north of the soufh iine of Schu- 
bert avenue, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Home Defense. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for ce- 
ment sidewalks on a system of streets as follows, to 
wit: south side of Wellington avenue from the rail- 
road first east of North Natoma avenue to North Oak 
Park avenue, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid, A. 0. And- 
erson, said estimate was approved and said ordinance 
was passed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Kenna, Coughlin," L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home, Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — None. 



(2) driveways on the south side of West 28th street, 
at points 106 feet and 150 feet respectively west of 
South Kilbourn avenue; said permit to be issued and 
work to be done according to the provisions of the 
ordinance of July 28, 1913, governing the construc- 
tion and maintenance of driveways. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed and authorized to cause 
the removal of all wooden poles on West 26th street 
from South Central Park avenue to South Kenton 
avenue. 



TfflRTY-FOURTH WARD. 

* Aid. Toman and Kostner presented the following 
orders, which were, on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby* directed to issue a permit to 
the American Cocoanut Butter Co. to maintain two 



THIRTY-FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Clark presented an order for an allowance of 
compensation to district foremen of water pipe con- 
struction, for the use of personally-owned automobiles 
in the City's service, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Clark presented an order for removal of water 
meter from premises known as 4258 West Division 
street, which was 

Referred to " the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Thos. J. Lynch presented a communication 
from Thomas McCall in reference to the telephone 
service now being rendered by the Chicago Telephone 
Company, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Gas, Oil and Electric 
Light. 

Aid. Thos. J. Lynch presented a claim of Dennis 
O'Meara for wages, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted a 
recommendation, estimate and ordinance for cement 
sidewalks on both sides of Lexington avenue from 
South Lavergne avenue to South Lockwood avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Clark, 
said estimate was jipproved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, iCoughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home, Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — None,. 

. ALSO, 

An ordinance providing for construction of cement 
sidewalks on both sides of West Van Buren street 
from South Lavergne avenue to South Laramie ave- 
nue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Thos. J. 
Lynch, said ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 



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li 



Yeas — Kenna. iGoughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliir, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Corniick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Uovier, Klaus, McNiehols, CuUerton, Krum- 
(lick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Horne, 'Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindl. Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Wal'ker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch— 67. 

Nays — None. 



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Bureau of Engineering: Purchase of Steel Bars. 

Aid. A. A. McCormick moved to proceed to consid- 
eration of the report of the Committee on Finance in 
the matter of purchase of steel bars for the Bureau 
of Engineering, deferred and published May 6, 1918, 
page 54. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. A. A. McCormick moved to concur in said re- 
port and to pass the ordinance submitted therewith 
[printed in Pamphlet No. 861]. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furmian, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, CuUerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home, Miaypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
■Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch— 67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 

Chicago: 

Section 1. That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be, and he is hereby authorized to enter into a contract 
without advertising, and without bond, with the Joseph 
F. Ryerson & Son Company for mild steel bars at $4.10 
per cwt. base plus standard extras, and in accordance 
with the attached specifications. The City Treasurer 
and Comptroller are authorized to make payment for 
this steel when properly vouchered from the water 
works suspense stock account. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in effect from 
and after its passage. 



Dept. of Police: Heating Service for First Precinct Po- 
lice Station. 

Aid. A. A. McCormick moved to proceed to consid- 
eration of the report of the Committee on Finance 
in the matter of contract for heating service for the 



First Precinct Police Stalion, deferred and published 
May 6, 1918, page 54. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. A. A. McCormick moved to concur in said re- 
port and to pass the ordinance submitted therewith 
[printed in Pamphlet No. 861]. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B.' Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A, Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, CuUerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home, Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays- — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That the City. Comptroller be and hereby 
is authorized and directed to execute on behalf of the 
City of Chicago an agreement with William E. Salomon 
and Morris S. Rosenwald, owners of the Northern Office 
Building, for furnishing steam from the steam plant of 
said building, to the building at 180 to 184 North 
La Salle street, occupied by the First Precinct Police 
Station, during the months of October, November, De- 
cember, January, February, March and April and when 
required during the months of September and May. at a 
charge of two hundred twenty-five and no 100 ($225.00) 
dollars per month, providing that this agreement sball 
be approved by the General Superintendent of Police 
as to terms and by the Corporation Counsel as to form. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in force and ef- 
fect from and after its passage and approval. 



Bureau of Streets: Sale of Portable Asphalt Plant. 

Aid. A. A. McCormick moved to proceed to consid- 
eration of the report of the Committee on Finance in 
the matter of sale of a portable asphalt plant by the 
Bureau of Streets, deferred and published May 6, 1918, 
page 54. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. A. A. McCormick moved to concur in said re- 
port and to pass the ordinance submitted therewith 
[printed in Pamphlet No. 861]. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
.Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, CuUerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home, Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko-' 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lijjps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 






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Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Tomian, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Whereas, the Department of Public Works of the 
City of Chicago is the owner of one (1) Warren Bros. 
Portable Asphalt Plant, capacity 800 square yards of 
2-inch top per day of 10 hours, which is no longer 
necessary, nor is its longer retention for the best inter- 
est of the City of Chicago; therefore. 

Be it ordained by the- City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That the Commissioner of Public Works be 
and he is hereby authorized to advertise for proposals, 
and to award contract to the 'highest and best bidder for 
cash under the terms of said advertisement for the sale 
of said Warren Bros. Portable Asphalt Plant. 



Section 2. This 
after its passage. 



ordinance shall be in force and 



Tax Anticipation Warrants Against 1918 Tax Levy: Ed- 
ucational Purposes Fund. 

Aid. A. A. McCormick moved to proceed to consid- 
eration of the report of the Committee on Finance on 
a request of the Board of Education for authority to 
issue tax anticipation warrants against the 1918 tax 
levy for educational purposes, deferred and published 
May 6, 1918, page 54. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. A. A. McCormick moved to concur in said re- 
port and to pass the ordinance submi'tted therewith 
[printed in Pamphlet No. 861]. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughliji, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, CuUerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home, Miaypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

iVa i/s— None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Whereas, There is not sufficient money in the treas- 
ury to meet the ordinary and necessary expenses 
chargeable under the law against the educational taxes; 
and 

Whereas, the Board of Education of the City of 
ChicagOr has, by jesolution duly passed at a regular 
meeting thereof, requested the City Council of the City 
of Chicago to authorize the issuing and disposing of 
warrants drawn against and in anticipation of the taxes 
for educational purposes for the year 1918, levied by 
said City Council for said purposes, to an amount not 
exceeding seventy-five per centum of the total amount 
of said educational tax levy for the purpose of provid- 
ing funds to meet the ordinary and necessary expenses 



of the schools of said city for such purposes; now there- 
fore. 

Be il ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That the Mayor and Comiptroller be, and 
they are hereby authorized, upon the request of the 
Board of Education of the City of Chicago, to issue 
warrants against and in anticipation of the educational 
tax already levied by the City Council for the payment 
of ordinary and necessary expenses chargeable against 
the educational taxes of the public school of said 
city for the year 1918 (the funds for the purpose hav- 
ing been exhausted) to the extent of seventy-five per 
centum of the total amount of said educational tax levy. 
Such warrants to be issued only in conformity with 
Section 132 of an Act of the General Assembly of the 
State of Illinois, entitled "An Act to amend Sections 128 
to 139, inclusive, and Section 161 of an Act entitled 
'An Act to establish and maintain a system of free 
schools,' approved and in force June 12Th, 1909; and to 
provide a method of proving the records, rules, resolu- 
tions and ordinances of boards of education in' cities 
having a population exceeding 100,000 inhabitants," 
approved and in force on April 20th, 1917, and to bear 
interest at a rate not to exceed five per centum per an- 
num from the date of the issue until paid, or until 
notice shall be given by publication in a newspaper or 
otherwise that the money for the payment of said war- 
rants is available and that said warrants will be paid 
on presentation. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in force and ef- 
fect from and after the date of its passage. 



H. G. Adair: Payment for Printing. 

Aid. A. A. McCormick moved to proceed to consid- 
eration of the report of the Committee on Finance in 
the matter of payment of bill of H. G. Adair for 
printing a report of the Committee on License, de- 
ferred and published May 6, 1918, page 54. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. A. A. McCormick moved to concur in said re- 
port and to pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas- and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, CuUerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home, Miaypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
•Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed : 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and he is here- 
by authorized to pay the bill of H. G. Adair, amounting 
to one hundred eighty-nine dollars ($189.00), for print- 
ing the report of the Committee on License, from Ac- 



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I'ouiU 5 S, appropriations 1918, when same has been 
properly audited and approved. 



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Municipal Electric-lighting System: Changes in Heat- 
ing Plant at Northwest Substation (4531 
Keokuk Av.). 

Aid. A. A. McGormick moved to proceed to consid- 
eration of the report of the Committee on Finance in 
the matter of changes in the heating plant at the 
Northwest Substation, deferred and published May 6, 
1918, page 55. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. A. A. McGormick moved to concur in said re- 
port and to pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Gormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, GuUerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home, Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder,. 
Haderlein, Gapitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamiowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Glark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works be 
and he is hereby authorized, in accordance with his re- 
quest of April 1, 1918, to have Arthur F. Walsh, con- 
tractor for the heating work in the Northwest Substa- 
tion, 4531 Keokuk avenue, rearrange two pipes on ceil- 
ing of first floor, at a cost of not to exceed $58.00, said 
amount to apply as an extra on his contract dated Feb- 
ruary, 21, 1917; and the City Comptroller and City 
Treasurer are hereby authorized and directed to ex- 
pend this amount from appropriation under Account 
460X8. 



Bickett Coal and Coke Co.: Payment of Demurrage 
Charges. 

Aid. A. A. McGormick moved' to proceed to consid- 
eration of the report of the Committee on Finance on 
a claim of the Bickett Goal and Coke Company for 
demurrage charges, deferred and published May 6, 
19'i8, page 55. - 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. A. A. McGormick moved to concur in said re- 
port and to pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Gormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Gullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home, Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 



Haderlein, Gapitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, CJark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works be 
and he is hereby authorized, in accordance with his rec- 
ommendation of January 3, 1918, to issue vouchers in 
favor of Bickett Goal & Coke Company for demurrage 
charges on coal cars at 68th Street Pumping Station 
during the months of February and March, 1916, and the 
Comptroller is ordered to pay the same from Account 
106 Mil, appropriations 1918. 



Isabelle Carruthers: Payment of Salary. 

Aid. A. A. McGormick moved to proceed to considera- 
tion of the report of the Committee on Finance on a 
claim of Isabelle Carruthers for payment of salary, de- 
ferred and published May 6, 1918, page 55. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. A. A. McGormick moved to concur in said report 
and to pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Gormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Gullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home, Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Gapitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Bailiff of the Mifnicipal Court be 
and he is hereby authorized, in accordance with his rec- 
ommendation attached hereto, to issue a voucher in 
favor of Isabelle Carruthers in the sum of two hundred 
eighty dollars ($280.00), being the difference in pay be- 
tween what she received from the city and what she re- 
ceived while in the military service of the United States 
during the months of June to December, inclusive, 1917, 
as provided in the Council order of June 29, 1917, page 
872, and the Comptroller is ordered to pay the said 
voucher from appropriations for salaries in the office 
of said Bailiff of the Municipal Court. 



Bureau of Engineering: in the Matter of Plans for 
Michigan Avenue Bridge. 

Aid. A. A. McGormick moved to proceed to considera- 
tion of the report of the Committee on Finance in the 
matter of completion of plans for the construction of 
the Michigan Avenue Bridge, deferred and published 
May 6, 1918, page 55. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. A. A. McGormick moved to concur in said report 
and to pass the order submitted therewith. 



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The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Andei^son, Jackson, 
Iliil", Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, WoodhuU, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahem, Home, Miaypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Gapitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0- Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch-^67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works be 
and he is hereby authorized to use such employes as 
are appropriated for under the Bridge Bond Fund, un- 
der date of March 26, 1918, Council Proceedings, page 
2'460, for such period or periods during the fiscal year 
as may be necessary to complete plans on the Michigan 
Avenue Bridge, and charge the salaries of such em- 
ployes to the Bridge Division Capital Account, which 
shall be reimbursed from Account 450-B-23 Michigan 
Avenue Improvement Bond Fund, by Warrants for Col- 
lection, for the amounts of the salaries of such em- 
ployes, plus not to exceed 4 per cent of same for over- 
head and incidental expenses. 



Bureau of Engineering: Payment for Coal Delivered 
under Order of U. S. Fuel Administrator. 

Aid. A. A. McCormick moved to proceed to considera- 
tion of the report of the Committee on Finance in the 
matter of payment for coal delivered under order of the 
United States Fuel Administrator, deferred and pub- 
lished May 6, 1918, page 55. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. A. A, McCormick moved to concur In said report 
and to pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johrfson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home, Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Gapitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works be 
and he is hereby authorized to make settlement and the 
City Comptroller and the City Treasurer are directed 
to pay for all coal diverted by the U. S. Fuel Adminis- 
trator from original consignee to the various pumping 
stations and city institutions during the months of Jan- 
uary and February, 1918, such settlement to be made 
with all contractors on the following basis : 



All coal delivered to the city under the pooling sys- 
tem of the U. S. Fuel Administrator to be paid for by 
the city contractors at the price billed by the original 
consignor and also all freight and railroad charges ac- 
crued in connection with the diversion of the cars from 
the original consignee to the city institutions. The city 
contractors shall be required to submit to the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works receipted bills for all actual ex- 
penses incurred by payment of these cars of coal and 
all contributory charges. The actual earned price as 
shown by tests and additional earnings according to 
specifications shall govern the payments of all cars 
diverted to city institutions, and shall be an offset or 
credit against the total cost of diverted coal on indi- 
vidual contracts as follows: 

Actual bill of original consignor. 

Actual bill for freight, switching and car service. 

Teaming at 75 cents per ton. 

Cost to contractor per ton for unloading from cars 
as follows: 

Springfield avenue 12 cts. 

22nd street 12 " 

73rd street 25 " 

Roseland 12 " 



Bureau of Engineering: Repair of Pierce- Arrow Truck. 

Aid. A. -A. McCormick moved to proceed to considera- 
tion of the report of the Committee on Finance in the 
matter of repair of Pierce-Arrow Truck for the Bu- 
reau of Engineering, deferred and published May 6, 
1918, page 56. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. A. A. McCormick moved to concur in said report 
and to pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Ilift", Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus. McNichols, Cullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahem, Home, Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
Wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Gapitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — iNone. 

The following is said order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works be 
and he is hereby authorized to cause repairs to be made 
to No. 1 Pierce-Arrow 5-ton truck, and the City Comp- 
troller and City Treasurer are directed to pay, when 
properly certified, the cost Of these repairs not to ex- 
ceed $614.35, and charge the amount to the water works 
suspense stock account. 



Bureau of Engineering: Reinstatement of E. P. Babeock. 

Aid, A. A. McCormick moved to proceed to considera- 
tion of the report of the Committee on Finance in the 



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mailor of roinstatemcnt of E. P. Babcock as engineering 
(Iraflsnian in the Designing Division of tlie Bureau of 
Engineering, deferred and published May G, 1918, 
page 50. 

Tiie niotion prevailed. 

Aid. A. A. McCormick presented an order covering 
the subject-matter of said report, and moved to substi- 
tute said order for the order recommended in said re- 
port. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. A. A. McCormick moved to pass said substitute 
order. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, CuUerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahem, Home, M^aypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Tonian, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized, in accordance with his 
request attached hereto, to employ under City Engineer's 
Designing Division Capital Account, 1 Engineering 
Draftsman at $1740.00 per annum in lieu of 2 at 
$1740.00, as provided in Appropriation Bill, and 2 En- 
gineering Draftsmen at $1800.00 per annum in lieu of 
1 at $1800.00, as provided in Appropriation Bill, and the 
Comptroller is ordered to pass payrolls at above rates 
when properly approved by the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works. 



Bureau of Engineering: Salaries of Hydrant Inspectors. 

Aid. A. A. McCormick moved to proceed to considera- 
tion of the report of the Committee on Finance in the 
matter of salaries of hydrant inspectors in the Bureau 
of Engineering, deferred and published May 6, 1918, 
page 56. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. A. A. McCormick moved to concur in said report 
and' to pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, 'Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier; Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home, M^aypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 



Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works be 
and he is hereby authorized to employ eleven (11) 
hydrant inspectors at the rate of eleven hundred forty 
($1,140.00) dollars per annum in lieu of eleven (11) at 
$1,080.00 per annum, and charge same to Account llOA 
20, appropriations, 1918, 



Bureau of Engineering: Purchase of Tapping 
Cionnections. 

Aid. A. A. McCormick moved to proceed to considera- 
tion of the report of the Committee on Finance in the 
matter of purchase of tapping connections for the Bu- 
reau of Engineering, deferred and published May 6, 
1918, page 56. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. A. A. McCormick moved to concur in said report 
and to pass the order subrhitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Horne, Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
w'iak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, OToole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Business Agent be and he is hereby 
authorized, in accordance with his recommendation of 
April 5th, 1918, attached hereto, to purchase from the 
Municipal Supplies Company, without advertising, 
seven (7) 24x6 new type Chicago tapping connections 
complete without valve, cost of same to be charged to 
appropriations heretofore made for .the Bureau of 
Engineering. 



Fire Alarm Box: Installation at 3930 Federal St. . 

Aid. A. A. McCormick moved to proceed to considera- 
tion of the report of the Committee on Finance in the 
matter of installation of a Are alarm box at 3930 Fed- 
eral street, deferi:ed and published May 6, 1918, page 57. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. A. A. McCormick moved to concur in said report 
and to pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home, M'aypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 




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wlak, Tou.hy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Gapitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Tomian, Gjark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Gas and Elec- 
tricity Jdb and he is hereby authorized and directed to 
erect a fire alarm box in front of the government build- 
ing at 3930 Federal street and to charge the expense for 
material and supplies to Account 60 C and the labor to 
Account 60 A 100, appropriations, 1918. 



Fire Department: Payment for "Maek" Tractors. 

Aid. A. A. McCormick moved to proceed to considera- 
tion of the report of the Committee on Finance in the 
matter of payment for six "Mack" tractors for the Fire 
Department, deferred and published May 6, 1918, 
page 57. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. A. A. McCormick moved to concur in said report 
and to pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home, Miaypole, Sn>ith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, -Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Fire Marshal be and he is hereby 
authodzed to purchase, without advertising, six (6) 
three and one-half ton "Mack" tractors at a cost of not 
to exceed forty-five hundred ($4,500.00) dollars each, 
cost of said tractors to be charged to appropriations 
heretofore made for the Fire Department. 



Fire Department: Purchase of Boiler Tubing. 

Aid. A. A. McCormick moved to proceed to considera- 
tion of the report of the Committee on Finance in the 
matter of purchase of boiler tubing for the Fire De- 
partment, deferred and published May 6, il918, page 57. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. A. A. McCormick moved to concur in said report 
and to pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
.lohnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, Krum- 



dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home, Miaypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhj', Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Business Agent be and he is 
hereby authorized, in accordance with his recommend- 
ation of March 29th, 1918, attached hereto, to purchase 
without advertising, 1,600 feet of li/4-inch charcoal 
iron boiler tubing at a cost of not to exceed nine hun- 
dred eighteen ($918.00) dollars, for the use of thd^Fire 
Department. 



Fire Department: 



Purcliase of "White" Chassis for 
Service Car. 



Aid. A. A. McCormick moved to proceed to consid- 
eration of the report of the Committee on Financ"^ 
in the matter of purchase of a "White" chassis for 
a service car for the Fire Department, deferred and 
published May -6, 1918, page 57. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. A. A. McCormick moved to concur in said re- 
port and to pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson,- Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home, Miaypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, 04sen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — None, 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Fire Marshal be and he is hereby 
authorized to purchase, without advertising, one six- 
cylinder White chassis at a cost of not to exceed fifteen 
hundred ($1,500.00) dollars, an allowance to be made by 
the White Company of two hundred and fifty ($250.00) 
dollars for one 4-cylinder 30-horse power old White 
chassis, formerly used as a service wagon in the depart- 
ment, the balance of cost of said chassis to be charged 
to appropriations heretofore made for the Fire Depart- 
ment. * 



Dept. of Gas and Electricity: Payment for Fire Alarm 
Boxes. 

Aid. A. A. McCormick moved to proceed to consid- 
eration of the report of the Committee on Financ? 
in the matter of payment for fire alarm boxes for the 
Department of Gas and Electricity, deferred and pub- 
lished May 6, 19,18, page 58. 

The motion prevailed. , 




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UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 



May 13; 1918. 



Aid. A. A. McCormick moved to concur in said re- 
port and to pass the order submitted therewith. 

Tlie motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichoIs, GuUerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home, Miaypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitiain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long-, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Na9s — None. 

The following is said order as passed : 

Ordered, That the 'Commissioner of Gas and Elec- 
tricity be and he is hereby authorized to pay the bill of 
the Gamewell Fire Alarm Telegraph Company, amount- 
ing to forty-four hundred fifty-seven and forty one- 
hundredths ($4,457.40) dollars, from Electrical Con- 
struction Capital Account, which account is to be reim- 
bursed from Account 60 C. , ' 



Dept. of Gas andi Electricity: Contract for Gasoline and 
Kerosene Lighting Service. 

Aid. A. A. McCormick moved to proceed to consid- 
eration of the report of the Committee on Finance 
in the matter of contract for gasoline and kerosene 
lighting service for the year 1918, deferred and pub- 
lished May 6, 1918, page 58. ' 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. A. A. McCormick moved to concur in said re- 
port and to pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yecis — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetz.er, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichoIs, Cullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home, Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
■Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0- Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Gas and Elec- 
tricity be and he is hereby authorized to enter into a 
contract with the American Development Company for 
furnishing, installing and maintaining gas and gasoline 
lighting service for the year 1918, in accordance with 
the proposal of said American Development Company, 
received on December 29, 1917, in reply to advertise- 
ment made in accordance with the provisions of the law, 
provided said contract shall include the following pro- 
visions: 

This contract is made upon the basis of a maximum 
price of twenty-five cents ($0.25) per gallon for gaso- 



line, and the contractor agrees that if the price paid for 
gasoline during any one month shall be less than the 
price of twenty-five cents per gallon, there shall be a 
reduction from the contract price for service furnished 
during such month, at the rate of one dollar ($1.00) 
per lamp per year for each one (1) cent that the mar- 
ket price aforesaid of gasoline in Chicago shall be be- 
low twenty-five cents. The market price of gasoline 
in any month shall be determined by the average price 
per gallon paid by the contractor for gasoline during 
such month, and a further provision which will give the 
right to the city to have access to the books of Ihe 
company for the purpose of ascertaining the actual 
price from month to month which the company is pay- 
ing for gasoline; and provided that the usual provision 
for 15 per cent reserve shall be eliminated in order to 
take advantage of the reduction in price proposed if 
same is eliminated. 



Dept. of Gas and Electricity: Employment of Sub-Sta- 
tion Maintenance Men, 

Aid. A. A. McCormick moved to proceed to consid- 
eration of the report of the Committee on Finance 
in the matter of employment of sub-station mainte- 
nance men for the Department of Gas and Electricity, 
deferred and published May 6, 1918, page 58. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. A. A. McCormick moved to amend the order 
submitted with said report, by adding after the word 
"month" occurring in the tenth line of said order as 
printed on page 58 of the Journal of the Proceedings 
of May 6, 1918, the words "and one coil-winder at one 
hundred thirty-five ($135.00) dollars per month,". 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. A. A. McCormick moved to pass said order as 
amended. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichoIs, Cullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home, Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, liittler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran; Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, CJark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — None. 

The- following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Gas and Elec- 
tricity be and he is hereby authorized to employ for 
sub-station operation one assistant electrical engineer 
at the rate of one hundred sixty dollars ($160.00) per 
month, one junior electrical testing engineer at the rate 
of one hundred thirty-five dollars ($135.00) per month, 
three sub-station repairmen at the rate of one hun- 
dred forty dollars ($140.00) per month and two assist- 
ant sub-station repairmen at the rate of one hundred 
(fifteen dollars ($'115.00) per month and one coil- 
winder at one hundred thirty-five ($135.00) dollars 



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149 



per month, the salaries of said employes to be charged 
to electrical construction capital account, which capi- 
tal account shall be reimbursed from Account 60 E. 



Dept. of Gas and Electricity: Reinstatement of Stock 
Handler. 

Aid. A. A. McCormick moved to proceed to consid- 
eration of the report of the Committee on Finance 
in the matter of reinstatement of a stock handler in 
the Department of Gas and Electricity, deferred and 
published May 6, 1918, page 58. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. A. A. McCormick moved to concur in said re- 
port and to pass the order submitted therewith. 

The. motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Goughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern," Home, Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Gas and Elec- 
tricity be and he is hereby authorized to employ one 
stock handler at the rate of $1200T00 per annum in lieu 
of one at $1080.00 per annum, as provided in the Ap- 
propriation Bill, the difference to be paid from salvage 
in appropriations for the Department of Gas and Elec- 
tricity. 



Dept. of Gas and Electricity: Payment for Repairs to 
Compensators. 

Aid. A. A. McCormick moved to proceed to consid- 
eration of the report of the Committee on Finance 
in the matter of payment for repairs to compensators 
for the Department of Gas and Electricity, deferred 
and published May 6, 1918, page 59. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. A. A. McCormick moved to concur in said re- 
port and to pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home, Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adam>owski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — None. 



The following is said order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Gas and Elec- 
tricity be and he is hereby authorized, in accordance 
with his recommendation of April 26, 1918, attached 
hereto, to issue voucher in favor of the Bagnall Electric 
Company in the sum of fifty dollars ($50.00) for re- 
pairs made to compensators, and charge same to appro- 
priations heretofore made for the Department of Gas 
and Electricity, and the Comptroller is ordered to pay 
the same. 



Department of Supplies: Purchase of Gasoline and 
Kerosene. 

Aid. A. A. McCormick moved to proceed to consid- 
eration of the report of the Committee on Finance 
in the matter of purchase of gasoline and kerosene 
for the various departments, deferred and published 
May 6, 1918, page 59. 

Tlie motion prevailed. 

Aid. A. A. McCormick moved to concur in said re- 
port and to pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows,: 

Yeas — Kenna, 'Goughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Horne, Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski,' Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Business Agent be and he is hereby 
authorized, in accordance with his recommendations of 
February 19 and April 15, 1918, attached hereto, to pur- 
chase gasoline and kerosene for the various city de- 
partments, to be issued on requisitions during the 
months of March, April and May, 1918, without ad- 
vertising, at not to exceed the prevailing market price. 



Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co.: Payment for Repairs 
to City's Boat. 

Aid. A. A. McCormick moved to proceed to consid- 
eration of the report of the Committee on Finance 
in the matter of payment of bill of the Great Lakes 
Dredge & Dock Company for repairing damage to City 
harbor boat No. 4, deferred and published May 6, 1918, 
page 59. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. A. A. McCormick moved to concur in said re- 
port and to pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, 'Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Gpvier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, Krum- 



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UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 



May 13, I&IS. 



dick, Kornor, Novak, Aliern, Horne, Maypole,' Smilli, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
w'iak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capiiain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Wafson, Littler, Adanwwski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long-, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Tomfan, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works be 
and he is hereby authorized, in accordance with his 
request of March 22, 1918, to issue, and the City Comp- 
troller and City Treasurer are directed to honor, a 
voucher in favor of the Great Lakes Dredge & Dock 
Go. in the amount of $605.89, for use of equipment, la- 
bor and material to raise City's harbor boat No. 4 in 
order to replace broken propeller. The amount of the 
voucher to be charged against the Construction Divi- 
sion Capital Account. 



Department of Health: Payment of Rental to Country 

Dairy Inspectors for Personally- Owned 

Automobiles, 

Aid. A. A. McCormick moved to proceed to consid- 
eration of the report of the Committee on Finance in 
the matter of payment of rental to country dairy in- 
spectors for personally-owned automobiles, deferred 
and published May' 6, 1918, page 59. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. A. A. McCormick moved to concur in said re- 
port and to pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, CuUerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Horne, M'aypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers. Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitiain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — None, 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Health be and he 
is hereby authorized to pay country dairy inspectors 
for the use of their personally owned automobiles at 
the rate of $2.75 per day, cost of same to be charged 
to Account 37 S, appropriations 1918. 



Department of Health: Contract for Printing of Bulletin, 

Aid. A. A. McCormick moved to proceed to consid- 
eration of the report of the Committee on Finance 
in the matter of contract for printing the Bulletin of 
the Department of Health, deferred and published 
May 6, 1918, page 59. 

The motion prevailed. 



Aid. A. A. McCormick moved 'to concur in said re- 
port and to pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenha, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, CuUerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Horne, Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Business Agent be and he is here- 
by authorized to accept the proposal of Cameron, Am- 
berg & Co. for printing the Health Department bulletin, 
without advertising, the expense of same to be charged 
to appropriations heretofore made for the Department 
of Health. 



Department of Health: Purchase of Aluminum Salve 
Boxes, 

Aid. A. A. McCormick moved to proceed to consid- 
eration of the repor-t of the Committee on Finance 
in the matter of purchase of aluminum salve boxes 
for the Department of Health, deferred and published 
May 6, 1918, page 60. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. A. A. McCormick moved to concur in said re- 
port and to pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, CuUerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Horne, Mtaypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Business Agent be and he is, hereby 
authorized to purchase, without advertising, 200,000 
aluminum salve boxes from the Aluminum Goods Man- 
ufacturing Company, at not to exceed $9.65 per thou- 
sand, cost of same to be charged to appropriations here- 
tofore made for the Department of Health. 



House of Correction: Employment of Additional Guards. 

Aid. A. A. McCormick moved to proceed to consid- 
eration of the report of the Committee on Finance 
in the matter of employment of additional guards at 



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the House of Gorreotion, deferred and published May 
C, 1918, page 60. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. A. A. McCormick moved to concur in said re- 
port and to pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevaiLed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna. Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Hiff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahem, Home, Miaypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Tomian, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Superintendent of the House of 
Correction be and he is hereby authorized to employ 
five additional guards at the rate of $100.00 per month 
for the purpose of supervising prisoners employed in 
connection with alley cleaning for the Bureau of 
Streets, salaries of said guards to be charged to House 
of Correction capital account, which charges are to be 
reimbursed by warrants for collection drawn against 
the Bureau of Streets. 



cordance with the request of the Superintendent of the 
House of Correction attached hereto. 



House of Correction: Certificate of Fitness for Handlinc/ 
Explosives and Permit for Storing Explosives. 

Aid. A. A. McCormick moved to proofed to consid- 
eration of the report of the Committee on Finance 
in the matter of issuance of certificate of fitness for 
handling explosives and of permit for storing explo- 
sives at the House of Correction, deferred- and pub- 
lished May 6, 1918, page 60. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. A. A.' McCormick moved to concur in said re- 
port and to pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
IHff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home, Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander-' 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed : 

Ordered, That a certificate of fitness be issued, with- 
out charge of any fees, to Joseph Shannon, Supervisor 
of Stone Quarry at House of Correction, to handle ex- 
plosives and that a permit be issued, without charge, 
to store explosives at the House of Correction, in ac- 



Bureau of Maps and Plats: iReinstatement of H. R. 
Vidal. 

Aid. A. A. McCormick moved to proceed to consid- 
eration of the report of the Committee on Finance 
in the matter of reinstatement of H. R. Vidal in the 
Bureau of Maps and Plats, deferred and published 
May 6, 1918, page 60. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. A. A. McCormick moved to concur in said re- 
port and to pass the order submitted therewith. _ 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Uiff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home, Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0- Ander- 
son, Kostner, Tomjin, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works be 
and he is hereby authorized, in accordance with his 
recommendation of March 30, 1918, attached hereto, 
to employ one map engineering draftsman at the 'rate of 
seventeen hundred forty ($1,740.00) dollars per annum 
in the Bureau of Maps and Plats, the salary of said 
draftsman to be charged to appropriations heretofore 
made for the Bureau of Maps and Plats. 



Mayfair Pumping Station: Construction of Chlorine 
Booth. 

.\ld. A. A. McCormick moved to proc-^ed to consid- 
eration of the pepoit of the Committee on Finance 
in the matter of construction of a chlorine booth at 
the Mayfair pumping station, deferred and published 
May 6, 1918, page 60. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. A. A. McCormick moved to concur in said re- 
port and to pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Uiff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull,, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home, Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — None. 



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Tlic following is said order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Comimissioner of Public Works be 
and he is hereby authorized, in accordance with his re- 
quest of April 8, 1918, to increass the amount of a con- 
tract with the Ralph H. Simpson Co. for steel frames, 
ornamental iron work, sash, doors, etc., for the Mayfair 
pumping station by the sum of $690.00, and the City 
Comptroller and City Treasurer are hereby authorized 
to pay the increased amount of this contract. 

The above sum of $690.00 to be paid for the con- 
struction of a booth to enclose the chlorinating appa- 
ratus; it shall be charged against the Construction 
Division Capital Account which will be reimbursed out 
of appropriation account 106 X 13. 



Michigan Avenue Improvement: Payment for Certifica- 
tion of Assessment and "Overtime". 

Aid. A. A. McCofmick moved to proceed to consid- 
eration of the report of the Committee on Finance 
in the matter of payment of cost of certification of 
the assessment in the Michigan avenue improvemient 
ease, and payment of "overtime" in connection there- 
with, deferred and published May 6, 19,18, page 01. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. A. A. McCormick moved to concur in said re- 
port and to pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson,* Jackson, 
Uiff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home, Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Board of Locajl Improvements 
be and it is hereby authorized to issue voucher in favor 
of the County Clerk in the sum of three hundred 
thirty-five ($335.00) dollars, being fee of the clerk of 
the County Court for certification of, and two hundred 
($200.00) doliars for overtime paid clerks in the Clerk's 
office for additional work in connection with the certi- 
fication of the assessment for widening Michigan ave- 
nue, and the Comptroller is ordered to pay the same 
from Account 450 S 20, appropriations, 1918. 



Municipal Reduction Plant: Purchase of Fliglit 
Conveyor. 

Aid. A. A. McCormick- moved to proceed to consid- 
eration of the report of the Committee on Finance 
in the matter of purchase of flight conveyor for the 
municipal reduction plant, deferred and published 
May 6, 1918, page 61. 

The motion prevailed. 



Aid. A. A. McCormick moved to concur in said re- 
port and to pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 
Yeas— Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton,' Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home, Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walto- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy', 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch— 67. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Business Agent be and he is hereby 
authorized, in accordance with his request of April 24, 
1918, attached hereto, to purchase without advertising, 
from the- Jeffrey Manufacturing Company, 100 feet of 
flight conveyor (chain and flights only) for use at the 
Municipal Reduction Plant at a cost of not to exceed 
seven hundred five ($705.00) dollars, to be charged to 
appropriations heretofore made for the Reduction 
Plant. 



Municipal Shops: Repair of Motor Truck. 

Aid. A. A. McCormick moved to proceed to consid- 
eration of the report of the Committee on Finance 
in the matter of repair of motor truck for the muni- 
cipal shops, deferred and published May 6, 1918, 
page 61. 

The motion prevailed. • - 

Aid. A. A. McCormick moved to concur in said re- 
port and to pass the order submitted therewith. 

. The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home, Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — None. , 

The following is said order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works be 
and he is hereby authorized, in accordance with his 
request of April 11, 1918, to order repairs to, and the 
overhauling of, Pipe Yards motor truck No. 14 at a cost 
not to exceed four hundred and fifty ($450.00) dollars 
to be charged to Municipal Shops Capital Account, and 
the City Comptroller • and City Treasurer are directed 
to pay the expense of said repairs when properly ap- 
proved. 



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Buildiiifl at N. E. Cor. E. 90th St. and Houston Av.: 
, Wrecking and Removal. 

Aid. A. A. McGormick moved to proot.^ed to consid- 
eration of the report of the Committee on Finance 
in the matter of wrecking and removal of building at 
the northeast corner of East 90th street and Houston 
avenue, deferred and published May &, 1918, page 61. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. A. A. McCormick moved to concur in said re- 
port and to pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman. 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cuilerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home, Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder,. 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowskj, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'TooIe, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyie, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nmjs — None. 

The following is said order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works be 
and he is hereby authorized to permit Peter Kardorz 
to wreck the building at the northeast corner of 90th 
street and Houston avenue, and to clear away the rub- 
bish, without expense to the City of Chicago. 



W, 111th St.: Resurfacing from S. Halsted St. to Vin- 
cennes Av. 

Aid. A. -A. McCormick moved to proceed to consid- 
eration of the report of the Committee on Finance 
in the matter of resurfacing West 11 1th street from 
South Halsted street to Vincennes avenue, deferred 
and published May 6, 1918, page 61. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. A. A. McCormick moved to concur in said re- 
port and to pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Goyier, Klaus, McNichols, Cuilerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home, Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
.son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works be 
and he is hereby authorized, in accordance with his 
recommendations of April 3, 1918, attached hereto, to 
resurface tilth street from Halsted street to Vincennes 
avenue with a roadway 18 feet wide, and to resurface 



tilth street from Western to California avenues with 
a roadway 18 feet wide, at a cost of not to exceed fifteen 
thousand eight hundred forty ($15,840.00) dollars, cost 
of same to be charged to Account 280 S 42, appropria- 
tions, 1918. 



Department of Supplies: Purchase of Pipe and Fittings. 

Aid. A. A. McCormick moved to proceed to consid- 
eration of the report of the Committee on Finance 
in the matter of purchase of pipe and fittings by Hie 
Department of Supplies, deferred and published May 
6, 1918, page 62. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. A. A. McCormick moved to concur in said re- 
port and to pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cuilerton, Krura- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home, Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Business Agent be and he is hereby 
authorized to purchase, without advertising, during 
the months of April and May, such pipes and fittings 
as may be required by all the city departments at not Lo 
exceed the market prices. 



Dept. of Police: Purchase of Horse Peed. 

Aid. A. A. McCormick moved to proceed to consid- 
eration of the report of the Committee on Finance 
in the matter of purchase of -horse feed for the De- 
partment of Police, deferred and published May 6, 
1918, page 62. 

The motion prevailed. ,^ 

Aid. A. A. McCormick moved to concur in said re- 
port and to pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna. Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cuilerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Horne, Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, WalKo- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Ficx. Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen,^ Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
LyU'Ch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, ^Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner. Toman, Clark; Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed : 



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May 13, 1918. 



Ordered, That the Business Agent be and he is liereby 
authorized, in accordance with his request of April 2, 
1918, attaclied hereto, to purcliase horse feed as may 
he required by the Police Department on the open 
market during the months of April, May and June, 
1918, without advertising, the cost of same to be 
charged to appropriations heretofore made for the De- 
partment of Police. 



Dept. of Public Works: Employment of Stenographer. 

Aid. A. A. McGormick moved to proceed to consid- 
eration of the report of the Committee on Finance 
in the matter of employment of a stenographer in the 
office of the. Commissioner of Public Works, deferred 
and published May 6, 1918, page 62. 

The molion prevailed. 

Aid. A. A. M.cCormick moved to concur in said re- 
port and to pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier. Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahem, Home, Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz. 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works be 
and he is hereby authorized to employ one Junior Sten- 
ographer in his office at the rate of twelve hundred 
dollars ($1200.00) per annum in lieu of $1080.00 per 
annum as provided in the Appropriation Bill. 



School Yards: Permission for Sprinkling Outside of 
Regular Hours. 

Aid. A. A. McCormick moved to proceed to consid- 
eration of the report of the Committee on Finance 
on a request of the Board of Education for authority 
to sprinkle school yards outside of the regular hours 
fixed by ordinance for the sprinkling of lawns, etc., 
deferred and published May 6, 1918, page 62. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. A. A. McCormick moved to concur in said re- 
port and to pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, "Cullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahem, Home, Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Sleffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 



Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, P'isher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works be 
and he is hereby authorized and directed to issue per- 
mits to the Board of Education for the use of city wa- 
ter for sprinkling purposes on the yards surrounding 
school buildings between the hours of 8 A. M. and 5 
P. M. 



Bureau of Sewers: Purchase of Tractor for Sewer-r 
flushing Purposes. 

Aid. A. A. McCormick moved to proceed to consid- 
eration of the report of the Committee on Finance 
in the matter of purchase of one three and one-half 
ton Kelly-Springfield tractor for sewer-fiushing pur- 
poses for the Bureau of 'Sewers, deferred and pub- 
lished May 6, 1918, page 62. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. A. A. McCormick moved to concur in said re- 
port and to pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahem, Home, Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Stelfen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Koetner Toman Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works be 
and he is hereby authorized, in accordance with his rec- 
ommendation of April 17, 1918, attached hereto, to pur- 
chase, without advertising, one three and one-half ton 
Kelly-Springfield tractor for sewer-flushing purposes 
for a sum of not to exceed four thousand one hundred 
fifty-six and twenty-seven one-hundredths dollars 
($4,156.27), the cost of said tractor to be charged to ap- 
propriations heretofore made for the Bureau of Sewers. 



Municipal Asphalt Plant at 91st and S. State Sts.: Con- 
tract for Electrical Power. 

Aid. A. A. McCormick moved to proceed to considera- 
tion of the report of the" Committee on Finance in the 
matter of contract for electrical power for the asphalt 
plant at 91st and South State streets, deferred and pub- 
lished May 6, 1918, page 62. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. A. A. McCormick moved to concur in said report 
and to pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 



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Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwai'tz, Mickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Gullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home, Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long-, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works be 
and he is hereby authorized, in accordance with his 
request of April 30, 1918, attached hereto, to enter into 
a contract with the Commonwealth Edison Company, 
without advertising, for furnishing electrical power at 
the asphalt plant at 91st and State streets. 



Municipal Asphalt Plant: Payment of Head Motor Tnidi 
Driver and Laborers. 

Aid. A. A. McCormick moved to proceed to considera- 
tion of the report of the Committee on Finance in the 
matter of payment of head motor truck driver and la- 
borers employed at the municipal asphalt plant, de- 
ferred and published May 6, 1918, page 63. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. A. A. McCormick moved to concur in said report 
and to pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Ye,as — Kenna. Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman,^ 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Gullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home, Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works be 
and he is hereby authorized to employ one head motor 
truck driver under asphalt plant capital account at the 
rate of $135.00 per month in lieu of the rate fixed in the 
ordinance making appropriations from the vehicle tax 
fund, passed March 26, 1918, and to employ laborers at 
the rate of $3.00 per day in lieu of the rate of $2.65 
per day fixed in said ordinance, and the Comptroller is 
ordered to pass payrolls for these employes at said 
rates. 



matter of purchase of trucks for the Bureau of Streets, 
deferred and published May 6, 1918, page 63. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. A. A. McCormick moved to concur in said report 
and to pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home, Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, WalKo- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works be 
he is hereby authorized, in accordance with his recom- 
mendation dated March 28, 1918, attached hereto, to 
purchase without advertising, 12 Transmo trucks com- 
plete, which includes Ford roadster and Transmo ap- 
pliance, at a cost of not to exceed eight hundred ninety 
dpllars ($890.00) each, and the Comptroller is ordered 
to pay for same from appropriations made for the Bu- 
reau of Streets, and to charge the cost of the operation 
of said trucks to appropriations heretofore made for 
the Bureau of Streets. 



Bureau of Streets: Purchase of Transmo Trucks. 

Aid. A. A. McCormick moved to proceed to considera- 
tion of the report of the Committee on Finance in the 



Municipal Reduction Plant: Installation of Two Con-- 
densing Units. 

Aid. A. A. McCormick moved to proceed to considera- 
yon of the report of the Committee on Finance in the 
matter of installation of two condensing units at the 
municipal reduction plant, deferred and published May 
6, 1918, page 63. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. A. A. McCormick moved to concur in said report 
and to pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, P^etzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home, Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Tom;in Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works be 
and he is hereby authorized to expend not to exceed 
four thousand dollars ($4,000), in order to employ 
steamfitters and labor necessary and to purchase piping 



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and connecLions required for the installation of two 
condensing units at the Municipal Reduction plant, and 
the City Comptroller and City Treasurer are authorized 
to charge the expense of same to the Waste Disposal 
Building and Equipment Bond Fund. 



Wilson Avenue Water Tunnel: Settlement of Damage 
Claims Arising from Blasting. 

Aid. A. A. McCormick moved to proceed to considera- 
tion of the report of the Committee on Finance in the 
matter of settlement of sundry damage claims arising 
from blasting in the Wilson avenue water tunnel, de- 
ferred and published May 6, 1918, page 63. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. A. A. McCormick moved to concur in said report 
and to pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman. 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, Krum- 
dii'k, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home, Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Stefifen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capilain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Ko^tnc:', Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — (None. 

The following is said order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner, of Public Works be 
and he is hereby authorized, in accordance with his re- 
quest of March 25, 1918, to repair the damage done to 
private property along the line of the Wilson Avenue 
Tunnel caused by the blasting in the tunnel, such re- 
pairs to be made by the City, or to pay the estimated 
cost of making such repairs where the same are not 
made by the City, and to pay the cost of making ex- 
aminations of such buildings where suits at law have 
been filed against the City, the cost of such repairs and 
examinations not to exceed two thousand dollars 
($2,000.00), to be charged against the construction divi- 
sion capital account, which is to be reimbursed out of 
appropriation 107-X-37; provided that all such claims 
or repairs or examinations amounting to more than 
$100.00 shall be submitted to the City Council before 
being settled or repairs made; and the Comptroller and 
City Treasurer are authorized and directed to pay the 
cost of the same when properly vouchered. 



Employes Absent on MiUtary Duty in 1917: Payment of 
Salaries. 

Aid. A. A. McCormick moved to proceed to considera- 
tion of the report of the Committee on Finance in the 
matter of payment of salaries of certain employes who 
were absent on military duty in 1917, deferred and pub- 
lished May 6, 1918, page 64. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. A. A. McCormick moved to concur in said report 
and to pass the order submitted therewith. 



The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home, Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Waljace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Cai)itain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed : 

•Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works be 
and he is hereby authorized, in accordance with his 
recommendation of April 23, 1918, attached hereto, to 
issue vouchers in favor of John Travaglino, 2858 Edge- 
wood avenue, in the sum of one hundred fifty-flve 
dollars ($155.00), to Frank I^ Sullivan, 1057 Fullerton 
avenue, for sixty-seven and seventy-one one-hun- 
dredths dollars ($67.71) and to Rudolph Urban, 1324 
Holt street, for seventy-six and eightyrsix one-hun- 
dredths dollars ($76.86), being amounts due as differ- 
ences between the salaries paid them while in the mili- 
tary service of the United States and the amount of sal- 
ary which they received from the City of Chicago be- 
fore entering said service, as provided in Council or- 
der of June 29, 1917, page 872, and the Comptroller is 
ordered to pay the same from Account 110 A 20, appro- 
priations 1918. 



Bureau of Water: Payment of Salary Increases to S. S. 
Frederick and Others. 

Aid. A. A. McCormick moved to proceed to considera- 
tion of the report of the Committee on Finance in the 
matter of payment of salary increases to S. S. Frederick 
and others in the Bureau of Water, deferred and pub- 
lished May 6, 1918, page 64. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. A. A. McCormick moved to concur in said report 
and to pass t'he order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Cougnlin, L. B. Anderson. Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner,^ Novak, Ahern, Home, Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steft'en, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capilain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, I^ong, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
.son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works be 
and he is hereby authorized to pay to S. S. Frederick the 
sum of $5.66, being amount of salary increase from 
January 1 to January 18, 1918, and to pay to J. A. Seaver 



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$5.6G, being salary increase from January l to January 
18, 1918, and to pay to W. F. McAteer $2.64, being in- 
crease of pay from January 1 to January 4, 1918, and 
the Comptroller is ordered to charge sanie to salvage in 
appropriations for the Assessed Rates and Meter Rates 
Sections, 1918. 



Sundry Departments: Authority for Filling of Vacancies. 

Aid. A. A. McCormick moved to proceed to considera- 
tion of the report of the Committee on- Finance in the 
matter of filling sundry positions in various depart- 
ments made vacant by City employes being called for 
military service, deferred and published May 6, 1918, 
page 64. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. A. A. McCormick moved to concur in said report 
and to pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Uiff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhuli/Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home, Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Stefi'en, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Gapitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Ton'.an, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

iVai/s— None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the heads of the following named de- 
partments be and they are hereby authorized to fill, at 
the minimum salary of the grade, the positioift named 
below which have been made vacant by absence on mili- 
tary duty of the former incumbents: 

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH. 

2 Medical Inspectors. 

8 School Health Ofiicers. 
1 Quarantine Officer. 

3 Field Health Officers. 
1 Ambulance Surgeon. 

1 Senior Sanitary Chemist. 
1 Junior Clerk. 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS. 

(Bureau of Engineering.) 
1 Second Assistant Operating Engineer. 
1 Draftsman, Grade 2. 

(Bureau of Water.) 
1 Junior Clerk at $100.00 per month. 

DEPARTMENT OP SUPPLIES. 

1 Junior Clerk. 

FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

5 Pipemen and Truckmen. 

2 Drivers. 

1 Junior Fire Prevention Engineer. 
1 Engineer. 
i Assistant Engineer. 
-2 Pipemen and Truckmen. 
1 Driver. 



DEPARTMENT OF POLICE. 

3 Ambulance Surgeons. 

CITY TREASURER. 

1 Junior Clerk. 

DiEPARTMENT OP GAS AND ELECTRICITY. 

1 Junior Clerk. 

2 Fire Telegraph Operators. 



Roy Rt Hartless: Remodeling of Barn. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to proceed to consideration of ihp 
report of the Committee on Buildings and City Hall 
on an order directing issuance of a permit to Roy R. 
Hartless to remodel barn at 5308 Ferdinand street, de- 
ferred and published May 6, 1918, page 66. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to concur in said report and to 
pass said order. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
II iff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, WoodhuU, Furman. 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home, Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Stefi'en, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Buildings be 
and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to Roy R. 
Hartless to remodel frame barn at 5308 Ferdinand 
street, and change roof pitch of same, in accordance 
with plans nowon file in the office of the Commis- 
sioner of Buildings. 



John Malton: Alterations in Building. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to proceed to consideration of the 
report of the Committee on Buildings and City Hall 
on an order directing issuance of a permit to John Mal- 
ton to make alterations in building at 6517 Emerald 
avenue, deferred and published May 6, 1918, page 66. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to concur in said report and to 
pass said order. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Horne, Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 



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158 



UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 



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Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lyneli, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — .67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Buildings 
and the Commissioner of Health be and they are hereby 
directed to issue a permit to John Mai ton to make alter- 
ations in building located at 6517 Emerald avenue. 



Louis Marks: Constriietion of Garage. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to proceed to consideration of the 
report of the Committee on Buildings and City Hall 
on an order directing issuance of a permit to Louis 
Marks to construct and maintain a brick garage at 1709- 
17 Washington boulevard, deferred and published May 
6, 1918, page 66. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the substitute order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick," Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, WoodhuU, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Gullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home, M'aypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace,' Steflfen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch— ^7. 

Nays — (None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Buildings be 
and he is hereby directed to issue a pe^rmit to Louis 
Marks to erect and maintain a brick garage at 1709 
to 1717 West Washington boulevard, provided that the 
automobile entrance to said garage shall be on the 
Washington boulevard side of the building. 



wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — 167. 
Nays — INone. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Buildings be 
and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to Max 
Meyer to erect and maintain frame auto shed, 20 feet 
by 20 feet, in the rear of property located at 4450 C<d- 
umet avenue. 



D. B. Quinlan: Maintenance of Garage. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to projceed to consideration of the 
report of the Committee on Buildings and City Hall 
on an order directing issuance of a permit to D. B. 
Quinlan to maintain garage at 216 North Leamington 
avenue, deferred and published May 6, 1918, page 67. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to concur in said report and to 
pass said order. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
lliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, .Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home, Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran. Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — ^67. 

Nays — iNone. 

The following is said order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Buildings allow 
D. B. Quinlan to maintain as now erected the one-story 
frame garage in rear of premises at 216 North Leam- 
ington avenue. 



Max Meyer: Construction of Auto-shed. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to proceed to consideration of the 
report of the Committee on Buildings and City Hall 
on an order directing issuance of a permit to Max 
Mieyer to construct and maintain an autp-shed at 4150 
Calumet avenue, deferred and published May 6, 1918, 
page 66. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to concur in said report and to 
pass said order. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
lliff, Scliwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home, M'aypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Wallco- 



Soper Lumber Co.: Construction of Shelter Shed. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to proceed to coiisideration of the 
report of the Committee on Buildings and City Hall 
on an order directing issuance of a permit to the Soper 
Lumber Company to construct a shelter shed at 2400-10 
Loomis street, deferred and published May 6, 1918, 
page 67. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to concur in said report and to 
pass said order. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Jackson, 
lliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home, Maypole, Ismlth, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 



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159 



wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0- Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — -67. 
Nays — /None. 

The following is said order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Buildings be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to the Soper 
Lumber Company to construct a frame shelter shed, 
60 feet by 110 feet by 18 feet, at 2400-10 Loomis street 
to replace shed which was recently destroyed by fire. 



D. S. Weiitworth: Construction of Sleeping Porch. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to proceed to consideration of the 
report of the Committee on Buildings and City Hall 
on an order directing issuance of a permit to D. S. 
Wentworth to construct a sleeping porch on rear of 
residence at 6724 South Union avenue, deferred and 
published May 6, 1918, page 67. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to concur in said report and to, 
pass said order. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 



Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B, Anderson, Jackson, 
Iliff, Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Gullerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Ahern, Home, Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walko- 
wiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, Roeder, 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, -Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle, A. 0. Ander- 
son, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos. J. Lynch — .67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as' passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Buildings be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to D. S. Went- 
worth for the erection of a sleeping porch, 16 feet wide 
by 10 feet deep, on rear of two-story residence at 6724 
South Union avenue. 



Adjournment. 

Aid. Home moved that the Council do now adjourn. 

The motion prevailed and the Council stood ad- 
journed to meet on Monday, May 20, 1918, at 2:00 
o'clock P. M. 




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CITY COUNCIL 

OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 



Regular Meeting, Monday, May 20, 1918 



2:00 O'CLOCK P. M. 



{Council Chamber, City Hall.) 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 



JOURIVAL. 



Pre!i('nt — Hon. Wm. Hale Thompson, Mayor, and Aid. 
Kcnna, Coughlln, L. B. Anderson, Iliff, Scliwarlz, 
Hickey, Richert, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. McCor- 
mick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Furman, 
Joluison, Govier, Klaus, MoNichols, CuUerton, Krum- 
dick, Kerner, Novak, Home, Maypole, Smith, Kaindl, 
Olson, Kunz, Piolrowski, Adamkiewicz, Walkowiak, 
Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, R. H. 
McCormick, Walker, Ellison, Hauler, Wallace, Steffen, 
Roeder, Haderlein, Gapilain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Ken- 
nedy, Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Jlrubec, Byrne, 
Wm. J. Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, Lyle. 
Hazen, A. 0. Anderson, Kostner, Toman, Clark and 
Thos. J. Lynch. 

Absent — Aid. Jackson and Ahern. 



Call to Order. 

At 2:00 o'clock P. M. (the hour appointed for the 
meeting), the Mayor called the Council to order. 



Quorum. 



The Clerk called the roll of members, and there was 
found to be ■ 

A quorum present. 



Aid. Bowler moved (o approve the printed record ol' 
the proceedings of the regular meeting held Monday, 
May 13, 1918 (as submitted and signed by the City 
Clerk), as the Journal of the Proceedings of said meet- 
ing, and to dispense with the reading thereof. 

Aid. Nance moved lo amend said motion by adding 
thereto the following language : "except as Lo that 
portion of the annual message of the Mayar which re- 
lates to certain pending gas liligation, appearing on 
page 92 of said record, which is hereby ordered ex- 
punged from said record". . ,, 

Aid. Cullerton raised the point of order litiat 'Mi'd 
motion to amend was out of order on the, ground that 
it was not germane to the question. 

The Chair sustained the point of order. 

The question being put, on the motion of Aid. Bow- 
ler, the motion prevailed. 



Communications from the Mayoi*, City Clerk and Odior 

Olficcrs, Departments and Branches of the 

City Government, 



Veto. 



Gas Litigation: in the Matter of tlie Procedure To Be 
Followed by the Corporation Counsel. 

The Mayor submitted the following ^elo message: 



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Office op the MAYoa,| 
Chicago, May 20, 1918.J 

To the Honorable, the City Council, of the City of 
Chicago: 

Gentlemen — I return lierewith, without my ap- 
proval, a resolution passed by Your Honorable Body, 
appearing on page 129 of the Journal of the Proceed- 
ings of the City Council of May 13, 1918, wiiereby it 
is sought to direct the action of the Corporation Coun- 
sel concerning the litigation against The Peoples i3ras 
Light & Coke Co. While the legislative act in ques- 
tion is in the form of a resolution, I am advised that 
it is nevertheless of such a character that it stands 
on the same footing as an order or ordinance so far 
as a right to veto the same is concerned, and is, there- 
fore, subject to veto. 

My reason for vetoing said resolution is, first, that 
it attempts to anticipate and forestall the action of the 
City Council on an order now pending and undisposed 
of, thereby enforcing the said order before it is passed, 
and, second, because the effect of such action would 
be to override both statutes and ordinances which re- 
quire the Corporation Counsel to control all litigation 
of the city. 

To attempt to change this status requires more 
than a resolution, and it would not in any event be 
within the power of the City Council to modify the 
force and effect of the statute which makes the Cor- - 
poration Counsel the head of the Law Department. 

I, therefore, recommend that the vote by which said 
resolution was passed be reconsidered and that the 
same be referred to the Committee on Gas, Oil and 
Electric Light. 

Yours respectfully, 
(Signed) Wm. Hale Thompson, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Nance moved to reconsider the vote by which 
said resolution, vetoed by His Honor the Mayor, was 
adopted. 

. The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Nance moved to adopt said resolution, the veto 
of the Mayor to the contrary notwithstanding. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas-jIliS, Schwartz, Richert, A. A. McCormick, 
Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, WoodhuU, Furman, Johnson, 
Govier, Klaus, McNichoIs, Krumdick, Novak, Kerner, 
Home, Maypole, Smith, Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrow- 
ski, Walkowiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Bowler, R. H. Mc- 
Cormick, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, Steffen, 
Roeder, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, Wat- 
son, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Long, Moran, Fisher, 
Hazen, A. 0. Anderson, Kostner, Toman, Clark, Thos, 
J. Lynch— 52. 

Nays—Ketxna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Hickey, 
McDonough, Mulcahy, Cullertoff, Adamkiewicz, Powers, 
Fick, Franz, Haderlein, Byrne, Wm. J. Lynch, O'TooIe 
—15. 



Edwin S, Davis, Albert H. Severinghaus and Jolm A. 

Torstenson: Appointments (as Members of 

the Board of Education). 

The Mayor submitted the following communication, 



consideration of which was deferred until the next suc- 
ceeding regular meeting: 

Office of the Mayor, | 
Chicago, May 20, 1918. | 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — By virtue of the power and authority 
conferred upon me by law I hereby appoint the follow- 
ing to be members of the Board of Education of the City 
of Chicago for the term of five years from the first day 
of May, 1918: 

Edwin S. Davis to succeed himself, 

Albert H. Severinghaus to succeed himself, 

John A. Torstenson to succeed Charles S. Peterson, 
whose term has expired, 

and respectfully ask the concurrence of your Honor- 
able Body in said appointments. 

Yours respectfully, 
(Signed) Wm. Hale Thompson, 

Mayor. 



In connection Njjith the foregoing communication the 
Mayor submitted the following communication, which 
was ordered published, and consideration of which was 
deferred : 

Office of the Mayor, | 
Chicago, May 20, 1918.J 

To the Honorable, the City Council of the City of Chi- 
cago: 

Gentlemen — In' an accompanying communication I 
am submitting to your Honorable Body the names of 
three persons to be members of the Board of Education 
of the City of Chicago to succeed the three whom I ap- 
pointed May 21, 1917, for the term of one year. 

I am re-appointing Mr. Edwin S. Davis and Mr. Al- 
bert H. Severinghaus, now serving as President and 
Vice-President of the Board, with whose names and 
records I trust the members of your Honorable Body are 
familiar. These gentlemen, both business men, Eave 
rendered honest, faithful and intelligent service and 
are entitled to the thanks of the community for the time 
and effort they have devoted to the school system. I 
am appointing Mr. John A. Torstenson to succeed Mr. 
Charles S. Peterson, who has been able to give but very 
little time to school affairs in the past year, but whose 
services in previous years should bg gratefully acknowl- 
edged by the citizens of Chicago. 

The Board of Education has been viciously attacked 
and slandered and defamed by a section of the public 
press led by the Chicago Tribune whose motives, as di- 
vulged by public records, are so selfish, disgraceful and 
corrupt that the animus of this newspaper is unmis- 
takable when examined in the light of truth. 

"Tribune methods," as old as the publication itself, 
are but partially known to the people of Chicago be- 
cause of the tremendous advantage it wields in the 
suppression of public information. Its record, however, 
has been consistently destructive for years past and 
up to the present hour, when it opposes the Board of 
Education that is contemplating the erection of a School 
Administration Building which will cause space in the 
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fices to be vacated, and for which the public pays al- 
most enough annual rental to offset the rental paid by 
the Tribune for the ground on which its building stands. 

I charge here and now that the articles and editorials 
which the Tribune has published, seeking to influence 
your Honorable Body against the confirmation of these 
trustees are maliciously false and. have but one pur- 
pose — and that a hidden and infamous one — which 
should be dragged into the light of day, viz : to re-es- 
tablish their control of School Board affairs, that their 
own selfish interests may be compliantly served in the 
future as in the past, and that their profits may be mul- 
tiplied in terms of dollars, at the sacrifice of certain 
income from school fund property which the school 
children of this city should derive the sole benefit from. 

What is the history of the Chicago Tribune in deal- 
ing with school fund property? Let the records speak 
and contrast the Tribune's daily protestations of "self- 
righteousness" and anxiety for the "public welfare" as 
preached in its news columns, with its "business policy" 
and solicitude for profits as exemplified in its acquisi- 
tion of school lands and the money tribute it exacts 
therefrom. 

I transmit to each Alderman with this message, a map 
showing a number of properties in the neighborhood 
of Madison and Dearborn streets, where the Tribune is 
located. It appears to me that this map is sufficiently 
explanatory, but in case it is not clear to all, if any of 
the members of your Honorable Body will call at my 
office, I will discuss its details with you, or I will meet 
with your Committee on Schools, Fire, Police and Civil 
Service, and we will discuss its details in public. 

You will note that the Tribune occupies a tract of 
school land 120x144 feet in dimensions at the south- 
east corner of Madison and Dearborn streets, in one of 
the most valuable blocks in Chicago, if not in the world. 
The Tribune Company prior to 1895, had a lease on 
one-half of this tract, or 72x120 feet, containing a re- 
valuation clause. Early in the year 1895 they opened 
negotiations with the Board of Education for the ex- 
tension of their lease. "At this time Mr. A. S. Trude, 
the attorney of record for the Chicago Tribune was 
President and a member of the Board of Education, and 
a member of the Committee on School Fund property. 
On April 24, 1895, and as the time for final consumma- 
tion of the deal between the Board and the Tribune ap- 
proached, Mr. Trude resigned as President, but retained 
his membership on the Board and on the committee. It 
was through Mr, Trude's influence, as the printed pro- 
ceedings show, that the Committee on School Fund 
Property on May 22, 1895, recommended to the Board 
an extension of the Tribune lease with the revaluation 
clause stricken out and the rental up to May 8, ^1905, 
fixed at $30,000 per annum and thereafter and until May 
8, 1985, the end of the term, at $31,500 per annum. ' 

The printed proceedings further show that on May 
22, 1895, an attempt was made by the majority of the 
Committee on School Fund Property to "jam" its report 
through the meeting of the Board and thus close the 
Tribune's deal. This move was successfully blocked 
by minority members. At the succeeding meeting, 
however, the deal was put through the Board of Edu- 
cation, with Mr. Trude, the attorney for the Tribune, 
as the guiding genius of the majority, leading the fight, 
voting in the Tribune's interest on each roll-call, offer- 
ing the motion to "suspend the rules" in order to pre- 
vent postponement, and seconding the motion "to lay 



upon the table" a motion "to reconsider," all for the 
benefit of that hypocritical institution which makes 
merchandise of public sentiment for private gain — the 
Chicago Tribune. 

Certain members of the Board of Education v.'ho were 
in the minority at that time, exhausted all efforts in 
trying to protect the public interest and safeguard the 
school children's rights, but the hunger and greed of 
the Tribune goaded the majority of the Board into rid- 
ing rough-shod over opposition. There has been pre- 
served in the record a report of one of the minority 
members of the Committee on School Fund Property, 
which is very interesting reading and which I submit 
herewith : • 

"Mr. Joseph W. Errant, member of the Committee 
on School Fund Property, presented the following 
minority report: 

Chicago, 111., May 22, 1895. 

To the Board of Education of the City of Chicago: 

The undersigned, a member of the Committee on 
School Fund Property, respectfully presents the fol- 
lowing minority report: 

In the first place, I desire to protest against the 
manner in which this whole proceeding, relating to 
the giving of these leases, has been conducted. On 
the evening of Friday, May 17th, the Committee on 
School Fund Property met, and the propositions of 
the Tribune Company and Hannah & Hogg were then 
presented. The Committee received said proposi- 
tions with the wording expressed in the motion to re- 
ceive said propositions, that they were to be con- 
sidered at a subsequent meeting of the Committee. T 
spoke to the Chairman of the Committee, and asked 
him whether there would be any meeting of the 
Committee before the next meeting of the Board, and 
he said there would not be any meeting until the end 
of the week ending with May 25th. Relying upon his 
word, I made an appointment for the evening of 
Tuesday, May 21. Tuesday morning, too late to 
change my appointment, I received notice of a meet- 
ing of the Committee. I went to the Secretary, and 
told him just what the Chairman of the Committee, 
Mr. Keane, had told me, and that I could not be 
present. Neither in business nor conscience can I 
find any reason why the matter should have been 
rushed through in the shape that it was, and I desire 
here to protest most earnestly against any such pro- 
ceedings. 

In the second place, I desire to dissent, and to ex- 
press my dissent as strongly as I can, as regards the 
action of the Committee, expressed in the majority 
report presented here tonight. The Board of Apprais- 
ers appraised the rent upon the Tribune Company's 
leasehold for the next ten years at $30,000 a year. 
The Board of Appraisers also appraised the rent on 
Hannah & Hogg's leasehold for the next ten years at 
$24,000 a year. The lessees above mentioned, the 
Tribune Company and Hannah & Hogg, wanted a lease 
for the balance of their terms at the same rental 
which the Board of Appraisers has appraised for the 
. next ten years. The Committee proposed to give them 
just what they asked for. As a sop to some of those 
who might differ from others of the Committee in 
opinion, the Committee has agreed on the addition of 
five per cent to the Appraisers' rental after the ex- 
piration of ten years. This addition is so insignifi- 
cant that it stamps the character of the entire trans- 
action. 

No figure yet offered by the Tribune Company, 
either publicly or privately by its representatives. 
has reached that point which would justify this Board 
in giving the Tribune Company a long-term lease. 
The same is true of the proposition of Hannah & 



I further object to the majority report because I 
find therein no such stipulations as are usually re- 
quired in similar leases. There is absolutely nothing 
requiring any new improvement within a certain 



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time, nothing as to the character or value of such im- 
provement, and nothing providing that in case of de- 
fault in the payment of rent, or other default, or in 
case of the termination of the lease, the improvement 
shall he the property of the lessor. The whole trans- 
action is thoroughly unbusinesslike, and is one which 
none of the gentlemen on the Committee would be 
guilty of, if the transaction involved their own prop- 
erty. 

In fact, the lessees are to receive all that they ask 
for, and the interests of the School Fund Property 
of this city are not to be protected in the lease. The 
contention that it is desired to make these leases at, 
this time on the basis proposed, because in ten years 
from now the property will be worth less than it is at 
the present time, is utterly absurd to any one who 
• will carefully consider the matter. If these leases 
grow in value, the lessees will have the entire benefit; 
if they diminish in value, these lessees will come be- 
fore some future Committee of this Board of Educa- 
tion, and will plead that they cannot pay the rentals 
any longer under their leases, and that there must be 
a reduction, and I am quite sure that when that time 
comes, they will receive a reduction in their rent; so 
that that argument must be entirely eliminated from 
consideration. 

I cannot but feel that the majority of the Commit- 
tee have not given this matter that consideration 
which it deserves. I feel that they are disposing of 
the matter too hurriedly, that they are sacrificing the 
public interests, that they are taking money from the 
public school children of this city which should go 
towards their education, and this, without a particle 
of justification. I protest that because parties who 
come before us are powerful and influential, that 
therefore this Board should yield one iota of the 
manhood and independence which should characterize 
us as trustees of public property. I wish that these 
parties should simply receive the same consideration 
which the poorest man would receive, were he to 
come before this Board, and it is because I feel that 
these parties are receiving special consideration, be- 
cause it is proposed to treat them as a privileged class 
who are entitled to special consideration, that I pro- 
test against the recommendation of the Committee. 
It is such actions as this which bring disgrace and 
contempt upon public bodies, and which drive from 
the minds of the people those few feelings of respect 
which they may still hold for their public servants. 
I therefore recommend the rejection of the propo- 
sition made by the Tribune Company, offering $30,000' 
per year for ten years and $31,500 per year for sev- 
enty-nine years thereafter, and the rejection of the 
proposition of Hannah & Hogg, offering $24,000 per 
years for ten years and $25,200 per year for seventy- 
nine years thereafter. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Joseph W. Errant." 

The Tribune Company pays the Board of Education at 
the present time a gross annual rental of $47,640.60 for 
the ground upon which its building stands, viz : said 
seventy-two feet and an additional seventy-two feet 
subsequently acquired, and the Board of Education has 
for fifteen years past paid the Chicago Tribune as rental 
for a little more than three floors of office space in its 
seventeen-story building, an annual rental of $40,800. 
The difference between what the Tribune ought to pay 
and what it actually pays into the school fund repre- 
sents morally an actual steal just as bald as any act of 
plunder on record. The only saving clause is that ex- 
treme care and precautions were taken to legalize it. 
But any reasoning person after going over the record 
and reviewing the maneuvers and manipulations is 
bound to conclude that the proceedings smack emphat- 
ically of collusion and fraud and that the school chil- 
dren of Chicago were made the victims of a huge swin- 
dle by an interest too powerful for them to successfully 
combat. 



During the past year members of the Board of Edu- 
cation, independent of Tribune 'influences, have given 
thought to the matter of planning the construction of a 
School Administration Building, to be ready for occu- 
pancy when the present lease of quarters in the Trib- 
une Building expires May 4, 1920. The Board is now 
paying in rent the interest on the cost of a new build- 
ing and gets nothing permanent in return. This pros- 
pect, together with general political antipathy accounts 
for the Tribune attitude of "rule or ruin" and its par- 
ticular hostility to any members or prospective mem- 
bers of the Board of Education whom it cannot own. 

In again referring to the map, I desire to direct your 
attention to a comparison of the following corners as 
showing the inadequacy of the present rental which the 
Chicago Tribune is paying the Board of Education. 

The Grant Hotel property, diagonally opposite the 
Tribune, on the northwest corner of Madison 5ind Dear- 
born- streets, an area of ground about one-half the Trib- 
une's size, pays relatively more than two and one-half 
times the ground rent of the Tribune, under the terms 
of a lease made in April, 1889, six years before the mak- 
ing of the Tribune lease, so that at the time the Trib- 
une lease was made, the Grant Hotel lease furnished an 
^ctual standard of property value. 

The Hartford Building, directly opposite the Trib- 
une, on the southwest corner of Madison and Dearborn 
streets, on an area of ground about one-fourth' the 
Tribune's size, pays relatively more than three times 
the ground rent of the Tribune under the terms of a 
lease made May 1, 1892, three years prior to the making 
of the Tribune lease, so that at the time the Tribune 
lease was made, the Hartford building lease also fur- 
nished an actual standard of property value. 

The Hamilton Club property, directly opposite the 
Tribune, on Dearborn street, and adjoining the Hartford 
Building on the south, on an area of ground a little less 
than one-half the size of the Tribune, pays relatively 
more than double the ground rent of the Tribune under 
the terms of a lease made in February, 1911, and it is 
inside property, not a corner. 

The Crilly Building at the northeast corner of Mon- 
roe and Dearborn streets, in the same block as the Trib- 
une, built upon school land, on an area about two-thirds 
the size of the Tribune, pays relatively over one and 
one-half times the ground rent of the Tribune under the 
terms of a lease made in '1885, with a ten year revalu- 
ation clause and re-appraised in 1915. This corner is 
25% lower in commercial value than the Tribune cor- 
ner, and the lease was in exis'tence at the time the 
Tribune lease was made, and it at that time furnished 
an actual standard of property value. 

The Westminster Building, on the southwest corner 
.of Monroe and Dearborn streets, on an area of ground 
about one-half the Tribune size, pays relatively nearly 
three and one-half times as much ground rent as the 
Tribune, under the terms of 'a lease made March 1, 
1912, on a corner that is also 25% lower in commercial 
value than the Tribune corner. 

These properties compared with the Tribune furnish 
an accurate estimate of what the Tribune should pay, 
and of what nothing stands in the way of its paying 
today if it chooses to permit its boasted spirit of civic 
righteousness and patriotism, and loyalty, if you please, 
to hold sway for a brief interval over its grasping spirit 
of commercialism. I assume that the Board of Educa- 



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lime, noLliing as to the character or value of such im- 
provement, and nothing providing that in case of de- 
fault in the payment of rent, or other default, or in 
case of the termination of the lease, the improvement 
shall he the property of the lessor. The whole trans- 
action is thoroughly unbusinesslike, and is one which 
none of the gentlemen on the Committee would be 
guilty of, if the transaction involved their own prop- 
erty. 

In fact, the lessees are to receive all that they ask 
for, and the interests of the School Fund Property 
of this city are not to be protected in the lease. The 
contention that it is desired to make these leases at 
this time on the basis proposed, because in ten years 
from now the property will be worth less than it is at 
the present time, is utterly absurd to any one who 
• will carefully consider the matter. If these leases 
grow in value, the lessees will have the entire benefit; 
if they diminish in value, these lessees will come be- 
fore some future Committee of this Board of Educa- 
tion, and will plead that they cannot pay the rentals 
any longer under their leases, and that there must bo 
a reduction, and I am quite sure that when that time 
comes, they will receive a reduction in their rent; so 
that that argument must be entirely eliminated from 
consideration. 

I cannot but feel that the majority of the Commit- 
tee have not given this matter that consideration 
which it deserves. I feel that they are disposing of 
the matter too hurriedly, that they are sacrificing the 
public interests, that they are taking money from the 
public school children of this city which should go 
towards their education, and this, without a particle 
of justification. I protest that because parties who 
come before us are powerful and influential, that 
therefore this Board should yield one iota of the 
manhood and independence which should characterize 
us as trustees of public property. I wish that these 
parties should simply receive the same consideration 
which the poorest man would receive, were he to 
come before this Board, and it is because I feel that 
these parties are receiving special consideration, be- 
cause it is proposed to treat them as a privileged class 
who are entitled to special consideration, that I pro- 
test against the recommendation of the Committee. 
It is such actions as this which bring disgrace and 
contemp^t upon public bodies, and which drive from 
the minds of the people those few feelings of respect 
which they may still hold for their public servants. 
I therefore recommend the rejection of the propo- 
sition made by the Tribune Company, offering $30,000 
per year for ten years and $31,500 per year for sev- 
enty-nine years thereafter, and the rejection of the 
proposition of Hannah & Hogg, offering $24,000 per 
years for ten years and $25,200 per year for seventy- 
nine years thereafter. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Joseph W. Errant." 

The Tribune Company pays the Board of Education at 
the present time a gross annual rental of $47,640.60 for 
the ground upon which its building stands, viz : said 
seventy-two feet and an additional seventy-two feet 
subsequently acquired, and the Board of Education has 
for fifteen years past paid the Chicago Tribune as rental 
for a little more than three floors of oflice space in its 
seventeen-story building, an annual rental of $40,800. 
The difference between what the Tribune ought to pay 
and what it actually pays into the school fund repre- 
sents morally an actual steal just as bald as any act of 
plunder on record. The only saving clause is that ex- 
treme care and precautions were taken to legalize it. 
But any reasoning person after going over the record 
and reviewing the maneuvers and manipulations is 
bound to conclude that the proceedings smack emphat- 
ically of collusion and fraud and that the school chil- 
dren of Chicago were made the victims of a huge swin- 
dle by an interest too powerful for them to successfully 
combat, 



During the past year members of the Board of Edu- 
cation, independent of Tribune "influences, have given 
thought to the matter of planning the construction of a 
School Administration Building, to be ready for occu- 
pancy when the present lease of quarters in the Trib- 
une Building expires May 1, 1920. The Board is now 
paying in rent the interest on the cost of a new build- 
ing and gets nothing permanent in return. This pros- 
pect, together with general political antipathy accounts 
for the Tribune attitude of "rule or ruin" and its par- 
ticular hostility to any members or prospective mem- 
bers of the Board of Education whom it cannot own. 

In again referring to the map, I desire to direct your 
attention to a comparison of the following corners as 
showing the inadequacy of the present rental which the 
Chicago Tribune is paying the Board of Education. 

The Grant Hotel property, diagonally opposite the 
Tribune, on the northwest corner of Madison and Dear- 
born- streets, an area of ground about one-half the Trib- 
une's size, pays relatively more than two and one-half 
times the ground rent of the Tribune, under the terms 
of a lease made in April, 1889, six years before the mak- 
ing of the Tribune lease, so that at the time the Trib- 
une lease was made, the Grant Hotel lease furnished an 
g^ctual standard of property value. 

The Hartford Building, directly opposite the Trib- 
une, on the southwest corner of Madison and Dearborn 
streets, on an area of ground about one-fourth' the 
Tribune's size, pays relatively more than three times 
the ground rent of the Tribune under the terms of a 
lease made May 1, 1892, three years prior to the rqaking 
of the Tribune lease, so that at the time the Tribune 
lease was made, the Hartford building lease also fur- 
nished an actual standard of property value. 

The Hamilton Club property, directly opposite the 
Tribune, on Dearborn street, and adjoining the Hartford 
Building on the south, on an area of ground a little less 
than one-half the size of the Tribune, pays relatively 
more than double the ground rent of the Tribune under 
the terms of a lease made in February, 1911, and it is 
inside property, not a corner. 

The Crilly Building at the northeast corner of Mon- 
roe and Dearborn streets, in the same block as the Trib- 
une, built upon school land, on an area about two-thirds 
the size of the Tribune, pays relatively over one and 
one-half times the ground rent of the Tribune under the 
terms of a lease made in '1885, with a ten year revalu- 
ation clause and re-appraised in 1915. This corner is 
25% lower in commercial value than the Tribune cor- 
ner, and the lease was in exis'tence at the time the 
Tribune lease was made, and it at that time furnished 
an actual standard of property value. 

The Westminster Building, on the southwest corner 
.of Monroe and Dearborn streets, on an area of grouncl 
about one-half the Tribune size, pays relatively nearly 
three and one-half times as much ground rent as the 
Tribune, under the terms of 'a lease made March 1, 
1912, on a corner that is also 25% lower in commercial 
value than the Tribune corner. 

These properties compared with the Tribune furnish 
an accurate estimate of what the Tribune should pay, 
and of what nothing stands in the way of its paying 
today if it chooses to permit its boasted spirit of civic 
righteousness and patriotism, and loyalty, if you please, 
to hold sway for a brief interval over its grasping spirit 
of commercialism. I assume that the Board of Educa- 



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tion will gladly make a new lease on the Tribune prop- 
erty and with the Tribune Company under terms which 
will bring to the school children of Chicago a revenue 
based upon the true and actual value of their prop- 
erty. If the Tribune had paid into the school fund a 
reAtal equal to the average paid by the properties which 
I just compared it with, it would have paid in the past 
twenty-three years, since its present lease has been in 
force, over $1,525,000 more than it has paid, or enough 
to cover the present deficit in the Educational Fund and 
meet the salary increases justly due Principals' and 
Teachers and it would pay during the coming years that 
the lease has to run approximately five million dollars 
more than it is going to pay under the present terms. 

From the information at hand the members of your 
Honorable Body can readily figure the financial expense 
to municipal Chicago of the Tribune. What the expense 
is morally and physically, no one knows. If their deal 
was with private capital, no one could complain, and 
their shrewdness would merit compliment on every 
hand, but they took the most dastardly advantage on 
record to betray a trust, which they as a public news- 
'Ipaper were obligated to protect and conserve just 
as scrupulously as the yielding School Trustees over 
whom they held the most powerful whip-hand of mod- 
ern times — the patronage of favorable publicity. 

In closing I desire to call your attention to the fact 
that during the past year the present Board of Educa- 
tion has reduced the price of text-books to the children, 
so that they are now lower than in any other city in the 
United States, except in the cities that issue free text- 
books. During the past year the public schools have 
operated more closely to the people than at any previ- 
ous period in their history. They have rendered more 
genuine co-operation in every direction with the Nation 
in war and have contributed more to the necessities of 
the Government than any other agency of equal power 
or opportunity. 

Under the new school law, the Board of Education is 
required to have its accounts audited as often as yearly, 
by certified public accountants, and to forward a report 
thereof with recommendations to the Mayor and the 



City Council. The audit of accounts as of December 31, 
1917, is published and submitted to your Honorable 
Body herewith. 

The oppression of teachers and other employes, whicli 
was notorious up to a year ago, has ended. Teachers 
enjoy the liberty of citizens, amenable only to the equit- 
able rules prescribing professional duties and responsi- 
bilities. 

The issue before your Honorable Body is, shall inde- 
pendent citizens of honest and intelligent character, re- 
spected in the community, constitute the membership of 
the Board of Education, or shall it recede toward that 
seductive sphere of influence where the friendliness of 
corporate interests predominates and the favor of a 
rich and powerful newspaper prevails? 

As I view it, the confirmation of these trustees signi- 
fies that the Council is to join hands with the Mayor in 
sanctioning an honest, economic and incorruptible ad- 
ministration of our school affairs, or on the contrary it 
is to indorse sinister, wasteful and corrupt methods of 
management in our educational system, and a policy 
of selling out a sacred trust. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) William Hale Thompson, 

Mayor. 



Boord of Education: Audit of Books and Accounts for 

1917. 

The Mayor sul)miltod the following report, which 
was ordered published and consideration of which was 
deferred : 
Hon. Edwin S. Davis, President, Board of Education, 

Chicago, Illinois: 

Dear Sir — Pursuant to instructions, we have audited 
the books and accounts of the Board of Education of 
the City of Chicago for the year ended December 31, 
1917, and beg to submit the following statements 
as reflecting the results of operations for the period 
under review and the financial condition at December 
31, 1917: 



Pvoperti] Accounts: 

This item represents the value* of school lands and buildings at 3ist December, 1917, as follows: 

Building Fund. 

Land Buildings 

Value as per books at 31st December, 1916 $ 12,048,041.32 $ 54,463,705.58 

Additions — • • 

School Sites 455,470.54 

New Buildings '. 2,664,703.32 

Permanent Improvements ' 398,047.36 

.• $12,503,511.86 $57,526,456.26 

Less— Sale of Old Buildings on Land Pi^irchased. . 21,279.55 

Value as per books at 31st December, 1917 $ 12,482,232.31 $ 57,526,456.26 

The propriety of the charges composing the additions to property -was investigated and found, in all 
instatices, to be properly charged. 

School Tax Levy 1916 Uncollected: 

This item, representing the balance of uncollected taxes for building purposes, has increased very largely 
over the amount of uncollected taxes at 31st December, 1916, and the folowing summary is submitted to show 
the extent of this increase: 






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May 20, 1918. 



31st 
December 

1916 

Taxes Levied . . .' $6,270,000.00 

Less— Reserve for Loss (4%%) 297,825.00 

$5,972,175.00 
Remitted by County Treasurer 5,767,102.05 

/ 

Uncollected 31st December $ 205,072.95 



31st 

December 

1917 

$ 6,300,000.00 

299,250.00 

$ 6,000,750.00 
5,564,506.11 



Increase 
"Decrease 
$ 30,000.0'0 
1,425.00 

$ 28,575.00 
* 202,595.94 



$ 436,243.89 $231,170.94 



Upon this situation we comment further in our dis- 
cussion of the Educational Fund. 

Material and Supplies: 

This item represents the value of the Building ma- 
terial and supplies on hand at the Factory Division and 
Supply Department as shown by the books, the accur- 
acy of which has not been verified by us. Our limited' 
investigation of the stock on hand, however, disclosed 
a quantity of unusable sizes -of nails, nuts, bolts and 
miscellaneous hardware, which has been carried in 
stock for the past eight or ten years, and we would 
suggest that some action be taken to ascertain the 
actual extent to which this condition affects the entire 
stock to the end that articles for which no use is found 
may be disposed of. 

An examination was made of the books and 
records of the Factory Division and we regret 
to report that the accounting department of 
this Division has been very much neglected. The 
books have not been balanced and brought into recon- 
cilement with the general office records since the 30th 
September, 1917; no credit for unused materials, which 
had been previously charged to specific work, has been 
made, and the improper distribution of factory ex- 
penses to work completed has resulted in the cost of 
the work performed being incorrectly reported. These 
conditions are, to some extent, due to lack of super- 



vision and have greatly reduced the usefulness of the 
cost accounting system. In our opinion, an investiga- 
tion should be made by your Auditing Department to 
determine whether the Factory Division is not con- 
ducted at a loss, as compared with the cost of the same 
work done by outside establishments. 

Deferred Charges: 

- These items represent the cost of work of these de- 
partments uncompleted at 31st December, 1917, which 
will be charged to future operations. The amount so 
carried in the Factory Division, being $76,059.00, seems 
^to us as unusually large, and in view of the fact that 
the average monthly capacity of this department is 
only $20,000.00, as indicated by the amount expended 
for materials, labor and expenses, it would indicate 
either a stagnation of uncompleted work in the factory 
or errors and omissions in reporting completed work to 
the factory office. 

Educational Fund. 
School Tax Levy i916 Uncollected: 

The same conditions prevail with reference to this 
item as apply to uncollected taxes in the Building Fund 
heretofore referred to, and we have prepared the fol- 
lowing summary to show the unusual increase in the 
amount of uncollected taxes as compared with the fiscal 
year ended 31st December, 1916: 



31st 
December 
, 1916 

Taxes Levied $ 12,586,0'49.23 

Less— Reserve for Loss 597,837.33 

$11,988,211.90 
Remitted by County Treasurer 11,576,859.66 

Uncollected 31st December $ 411,352.24 



31st 
December 
1917 
i 13,014,793.71 
618,202.70 

? 12,396,591.01 
11,495,380.38 



'Decrease 
Increase 

$428,744.48 
20,365.37 

$408,379.11 
*81,479.28 



$ 901,210.63 $489,858.39 



The cause of this large increase in the uncollected 
taxes can, no doubt, be attributed to some extent to the 
result of litigation by citizens protesting the collection 
of an. increase of five cents in the rate'of tax levied for 
educational purposes to cover the loss and cost of col- 
lection, making a refund of this additional tax collected 
a possibility and causing the retention by the County 
Treasurer of funds so collected pending the final ad- 
judication of the matter. To just what extent this will 
affect the value of this asset as carried on the books 
can not be determined at this date, therefore the condi- 
tion of the Building and Educational Funds as reflected 
by the attached statements will be affected to the extent 
of this adjustment. 



Accounts Receivable: 

The details of this item are shown on Exhibit 12 and 
need no further comment other than to say that from 
a cursory examination of the individual accounts all 
seem to be good and collectible. 

Material and Supplies: 

The greater part of the items carried on the balance 
sheet under this heading is represented by school sup- 
plies to the value of $245,048.26, being the book in- 
ventory of these commodities at 31st December, 1917, 
based on an actual inventory at 30th June, 1917, We 
have tested the inventory by comparison of a number 
of the records with the materials on hand and are of 



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the opinion that the values as shown by the books at 
31st December, 1917, are approximately correct. 

Anticipatory Tax Warrants: 

The amount of anticipatory tax warrants outstanding 
at 31st December, 1917, as shown by the balance sheet, 
was reconciled with the amount called for by records 
on file in the Secretary's office. 

The amount outstanding at 31st December, 1917, is 
greater by $1,400,000.00 than at the same date last year. 
This increase can be largely attributed to three con- 
tributory causes : 

First — ^Excess of Expenditures over Revenue. 
Second — Increase of Amount of Uncollected Taxes. 
Third — Deferred Collection of Contested Rentals of 
School Fund Property. 

Accounts Payable: 

This item needs no further comment than to say that 
as far as we are able to determine, all ascertainable 
liabilities ?ire contained therein, including all open 
orders for material, which item is subject to adjust- 
ment by reason of cancellations and non-deliveries. 

Evening School Registration Subject to Refund: 

This item represents registration fees collected from 
students attending evening schools subject to refund 
upon the attendance 'of the required number of even- 
ings. 

School Fund. 
Investments : 

The details of this item is shown in Exhibit 10. The 
securities were^ examined by us and found to agree with 
the amount called for by the general ledger. 

Accounts Receivable : 

This item amounting to $863,661.51, as shown by 
Exhibit 13, includes accrued rentals on contested leases 
of school property, together with items aggregating 
$11,044.65, due from Cook County and sundry school 
districts and individuals for tuition of non-resident 
pupils. This item does not appear upon the general 
books of the Board of Education but is carried in 
memorandum form by the Secretary's office and only 
amounts collected from this source are reported to the 
auditor for entry upon the general books. 

The present method of obtaining the number of non- 
resident pupils attending the school is entirely de- 
pendent upon the reporting of the same by principals 
of the various schools, there being no other attempt to 
verify this important source of revenue. 

In our opinion all non-resident pupils should be re- 
quired to secure a permit from the General Superin^ 
tendent's office before they are allowed to enter the 
schools. (We are informed that this rule obtains as 
relates to all entrants to the Secondary Schools and 
could be easily extended to cover non-resident pupils 
of the Elementary Schools). A report of the permits 
issued should be made to the Secretary's offic© to be 
used in verifying the reports made by the principals of 
the various schools and, after the necessary exemptions 
have been made by the Secretary, a revised report 
should be made by him to the Auditor for entry upon 
the general books thus placing these transactions on 
the basis of amounts due instead of amounts collected 
as at present. 



Special Funds. 
The securities representing the investments of these 
several funds, the details of which are shown on Ex- 
hibit 11, were inspected by our representative and 
found to agree with the amounts called for by the gen- 
eral ledger. 

The expenditures made from the income from these 
investments were found to be in accordance with the 
conditions controlling them. The detail of these ex- 
penditures by funds will be found in Exhibit 9. 

General. 
In addition to the matters specifically referred to in 
the foregoing comments, we made further verifications 
and tests of the transactions as follows: 

Cash Receipts: 

The amount of general taxes received for educational 
and building purposes, together with the state per- 
capita tax received for the benefit of the School Fund, 
was verified by comparison with the records of the 
City Comptroller and County Superintendent of Schools, 
respectively. 

Revenue from the rental of school property was veri- 
fied by comparison of the amounts received or charged 
with the rates stipulated in the leases. 

Receipts from the sale of old buildings and deposits 
on bids were verified by reference to the Board proceed- 
ings authorizing the same. 

Tuition fees, registration fees and receipts from mis- 
cellaneous sources were vouched by comparison with 
the stubs of the receipts issued to payers. 

Interest on investments was investigated and found 
to be properly accounted for. 

Cash on hand in all funds was reconciled with state- 
ments furnished by the City Treasurer. 

The several department working funds, as shown by 
Exhibit 14, have not been verified by us with the ex- 
ception of that of the Assistant Business Manager which 
amounts to $3,000.00 and which was verified by actual 
count. 

The general cash receipts record was footed for the 
entire period and found correct. 

Cash Disbursements: 

We examined vouchers supporting cash disburse- 
ments for the months of March, July and November. 
The voucher register was footed for corresponding 
months and the entire period proven by reconcilement 
with the City Treasurer's monthly reports of warrants 
paid. 

Teachers' pay rolls, except substitute rolls for Octo- 
ber and November, were verified as to names and rates 
of pay by comparison with the official list of teachers 
as presented by the Bureau of Audit, and verified as to 
extensions, footings and time reported by the principals, 
for the months of March, October and November.- 

The above tests revealed discrepancies of $79.12 over- 
payment and $20.02 underpayment to teachers. 

Pay rolls of other departments for correspondinj; 
months were footed and tested as to the accuracy of 
computations and found correct. 

Results from Operations. 
The details of the operations of the Building Fund,' 
Educational Fund, School Fund and Special Funds will 



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lie shown in Kxliiliils ">, (>, 7 and 9, ros[)octivoly. 

A« tlio law proscribes that the operations under the 
Educational and Scliool Funds shall be shown separately 
ui)on the general books, we have submitted statements 
showing these operations and inter-charges and have 
also prepared as Exhibit 8 a composite statement to 
show the combined operations under the entire Educa- 
tional Fund. 

We desire to call attention to the fact that the results 
of the operations under the Buliding and Educational 
Funds are subject to further adjustment on account of 
the possible increase in loss and cost of collection of 
tlie 1916 tax levy over the reserves provided for that 
contingency and such further loss will reduce the exc-ess 
revenue over expenditures of the Building Fund foi^ the 
year, as shown by Exhibit 5, and increase the excess of 
expenditures over the revenue of the Educational Fund 
for the year, as shown by Exhibit 6. 

Adjustments: 

On account of the various accruals and other items 
which had not been taken on to the books at 31st De- 
cember, 1917, it was .necessary for us to change the 
statements submitted to the extent t)f these adjustments, 
and to that extent they do not agree with the books. 
A detailed statement of these adjustments is appended 
to this report as Exhibit 15.- 

In conclusion, we wish to acknowiedge the courtesy 
and co-operation extended to our representatives by 
the- officers, department heads, and employes of the 
Board. 

Respectfully, 



(Signed) 



Barrow, Wade, Guthrie Co. 



Index to Exinnrrs. 

Exhibit 
No. 
General Balance Sheet — at 31st December, 1917. . . 1 

Building Fund Surplus — 31st December, 1917 2 

Educational Fund Surplus — 31st December, 1917.. 3 

School Fund Surplus — 31st December, 1917 4 

Statement of Operations — Building Fund — Year 
ended 31st December, 1917 5 

Statement of Operations^ — Educational Fund — Year 
ended 31st December, 1917 . . 6 

Statement of Operations — School Fund — Year 
ended 31st December, 1917 7 

Combined Statement of Operations — ^Education and 
School Funds — For year ended 31st December, 
1917 8 

Statement of Operations — Special Funds — Ye'ar 
ended 31st December, 1917 9 

Investrnents — School Fund — 31st December, 1917. .10 

Investments^Speci-al Funds — 31st December, 1917.11 

Accounts Receivable — ^Educational Fund — 31st De- 
cember, 1917 12 

Accounts Receivable — School Fund — 31st December, 
1917 13 

Location of Department Working Funds — 31st De- 

V. cember, 1917 14 

Statement of Adjusting Entries — 31st December, 
1917 15 



BALANCE SHEET. 

31st December, 1917. 



Assets : 

Property Accounts- 
School Lands . . 
Buildings 



-as per Books: 



Building 
Fund. 

,$12,482,232.31 
. 57,526,456.26 

$70,008,688.57 



Educational 
Fund. 



Current Assets: 
Investments 



Cash-^with Cily Treasurer $ 1,540,359.70 

Cash— Department Working Funds... 1,000.00 

Scihool Tax Levy 1916— Uncollected. . 735,493.89 

Accounts Receivable 

Material and Supplies — 

Factory Division 102,275.14 

Supply Department 5,214.42 

Lumber for Manual Training School 

Printing Plant 

Storage Fuel 

Accrued Interest on Seeurifies Owned 



$ 



97,140.92 

7,925.39 

1,519,413.33 

14,306.65 



245,048.26 

7,338.40 

7,819.56 

75,312.34 



School' 
Fund. 



Special 
Funds. 



Exhibit No. 1. 



Total. 



$12,482,232.31 

57,526,456.26 

$70,008,688.57 

$1,278,700.00 $74,950.00 $ 1,353.050.00 

1,686.56 4,634.75 1,643,821.99 

.• 8,92'B.39 

2,254,907.22 

. 863,661.51 877,968.16 

102,275.14 

250,262.68 

7,338.40 

7,819.50 

75,312.34 

12,449.56 1,047.33 13,496-89 



$ 2,384,343.21 $1,974,30 4.85 $2,156,497.63 $80,632.08 $ 6,595,777.77 



Deferred Charges: 
Repair Division . 
Factory Division 



26,264.23 
76,059.00 

$ 102,323.23 



$ 26,264.23 
76.059.00 

$ 102,323.23 



$72,495,355.01 $1,974,304.85 $2,156,497.63 



,632.08 $76,706,789.5^ 



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LIABILITIES. 
Current Liabilities: 

Anticipatory Tax Warrants $2,800,000.00 

2Vceounts Payable $ 3,499.10 68,856.0.'5 

Evening Scbool Registration Fees sub- 
ject to Refund. . . ' 11,936.00 

Accrued Interest on Anticipatory Tax 

Warrants . . . : , 8,318.6 4 



$ 



3,499.10 $2,889,110.69 



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$2,800,000.00 
72,355.15 

11,936.00 

8,318.64 

$ 2,892,609.79 



Deferred Credits to Income: 
Advanced Rents 



279.00 $ 52,595.32 $ 52,874.32 



Reserve for Loss— 1916 Tax Levy $ 299,250.00 $ 618,202.70 



Surplus or Deficit: 

Income ^ $72,192,605.91 $1,333,287.54 $ 825,141.12 

Principal 1,278,761.19 



$ 5,682.08 
74,950.00 



$ 917,452.70 



$71,490,141.57 
1,353,711.19 



$72,192,605.91 $1 ,533,2S7.3i $2,103,902.31 $80,632.D8 $72,843,852.76 



$72,495,355.01 $1,974,304.85 $2,156,407.63 $80,632.08 $76,706,789.57 



BUILDING FUND SURPLUS— AS AD.IUSTED, 
31st December, 1917. 

Surplus per Books — 1st January, 1917 

Add: 

Adjustment of Supply Stock .• $ 126.22 

Overestimated Burden — charged against 1916 Operations 4,086.72 



Less: 

Excess Loss and Costs— 1915 Tax Levy $16,388.22 

Adjustment of Inventory — 1916 " 478.28 



Adjusted Surplus — Ist January, 1917 

Excess Income — Year ended 31st Decetnber, 1917 — (Exhibit 5) 



Surplus — 31st December, 1917. 



Exhibit No. 2. 



$67,217,963.88 



4,212.91 



$67,222,176.82 



. 16,806.50 

67,205,310-32 
4,987,295.59 

72,192,605.91 



EDUCATIONAL FUND SURPLUS— AS ADJUSTED. 

31st December, 1917. ' 

Deficit — as per books — 1st January, 1917 

Supply- Stock Adjustment $ 28.72 

Excess Loss and Cost— 1915 Tax Levy _ 26,599.80 

Cancellation Rentals — School Property ' 30.00 

Adjustment — Business Manager's Stock " '. 589.27 

Discarded Stock 275.1 1 

Rentals- — applying to 1917, taken into operations 1916 . . . : 279.00 

Accrued Interest on Anticipated Tax Warrants at 3 1st Decembor, 1916 — charged 

against operations 1917 . . . 777.77 



Less: . . 

Rentals applying to former periods $ 261 .00 

Adjustment Warrant No. 8203— 1 91 6 .01 



Exhibit No. 3. 



$ 790,623.54 



28,579.61 



$ 828,203.21 



261.01 



Adjusted Deficit at 1st January, 1917. 



$ 827,942.20 



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EDUCATIONAL FUND SURPLUS— AS ADJUSTED—Conlinued. 

Deficit from Operations for year ended 31st December, 1917 (Exhibit 6) 

Total Deficit— 31st December, 1917 



Add: 



May 20, 1918. 



705,345.34 
$ 1,533,287.54 



SCHOOL FUND SURPLUS— AS ADJUSTED. 
31st December, 1917. 



Surplus per books — ist January, 1917 

Less: ^ 

Rentals of 1916 — including Income of 1917. 



Add: 



Interest on Securities Accrued at 31st December, 1916, taken into Income of 

1917 $12,449. 



56 



Tuition due from Non-Resident pupils — accrued at 31st December, 1916 — not 
taken into Accounts 6,323.02 



Add: 



Adjusted Surplus — at 1st January, 1917. 



Excess Revenue for 1917 (Exhibit 7) 
Surplus — 31st December, 1917 



Exhibit No. 4. 

$ 554,537.55 

52,595.32 

a 501,942.23 



18,772.58 



$ 520,714.81 

304,426.31 

$ 825,141.12 



Exhibit No. 5. 



BUILDING FUND— STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS. 

For the year ended 31st December, 1917. 

Income: 

General Taxes $ 6,300,000.00 

Less — Reserve for Loss and Cost of Collection 299,250.00 

$ 6,000,750.00 

Miscellaneous Receipts 4,739.90 

Discounts on Purchases 350.92 

Expenditures: 

General Repairs $ 722,091.28 

Administration Charges 36,139.67 

Rental of Sites and Buildings 69,218.89 

Bureau of Repairs — Inspection Department 22,400.69 

Interest on Anticipatory Tax Warrants. 3,256.43 

Special Assessments 165,365.43 

Old Stock Discarded 72.84 



Excess Incxjme Over Expenditures — (subject to possible further 
loss and cost of collection of 1916 Tax Levy over amount pro- 
vided and reserved therefor — ^see comment in text of report) 



$ 6,005,840.82 



1,018,545.23 



$ 4,987,295.59 



EDUCATIONAL FUND— STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS. 
For year ended 31st December, 1917. ' 

REVENUE. 

General Taxes $ 13,014,793.71 

Less—Reserve for Loss and Cost of Collection 618,202.70 



$ 12,396,591.01 



Exhibit No. 6. 



May 20, iai8. COMMUNICATIONS, ETC. 

EDUCATIONAL FUND— STATEMENT OF OPERATION — Continued. 
Tuition Fees: 

Summer High School $ 18,998.00 

Normal College Extension 400.00 

Forfeited Registration Fees — ^Evening School 17,009.00 

36,407.00 

Rental of School Premises 6,'467.84 

, Rental of School Property 11,912.04 

Discount on Purchases 815.88 

Miscellaneous 5,784.50 

Sale of Books and Stock 485.84 

$12,458,464.11 
Less — Transfers to School Fund Income Account for payment of 
Teachers' Salaries 9,402,000.00 

EXPENSES. 

Business Administration: 

President's Oflice -1^ 3,671.72 

Secretary's Office .' 56,184.50 

Business Manager's Office 4,315.27 

Bureau of Audit 23,488.99 

Bureau of Purchases 44,660.42 

Division of Supplies .' 61,964.12 

Bureau of Law 7,561.97 

Bureau of School Engineering 33,931.53 

Bureau of Economy 12,470.71 

General 44,282.85 

$ 292,532.08 

Educational Administration: 

Superintendents Office " '..$ i 16,734.32 

Bureau of Examination 11,328.09 

Bureau of Child Study 10,745.81 

Bureau of Compulsory Educalion 85,887.32 

Bureau of Vocational Guidance 7,009.50 



171 



$ 3,056,46^.11 



Loss — Proportion charged to School Fund Income Account. 



231,705.04 
101,607.64 



Instruction: 
Normal College : $ 128,714.45 

• Secondary Day Schools. 2,376,927.12 

Elementary Day Schools 9,209,955.99 

Evening Schools ' 260,931.34 

Community Centers 22,734.01 

Vacation Schools ^ 37,796.77 

Summer High Schools 43,035.00 

Parental School 69,464.98 

Chicago and Cook County School for Boys 15,578.14 

$ 12,165,137.80 
Less — Teachers' Salaries charged to School Fund Income 

Account 11,290,227.03 

Operations: 

Normal College .$ 18,187.11 

Secondary Day Schools 360,418.71 

Elementary Day Schools 1,740,425.70 

Evening Schools 51,789.07 

Summer High Schools 1,571.40 

Vacation Schools 5,442.95 

Parental Schools 30,397.87 

Chicago and Cook County School for Boys 4,084.19 

Contingent Fund 44,699.42 

Community Centers 13,980.42 



130,097.40 



874,910.77 



2,270,996.84 



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172 ' COMMUNICATIONS, ETC. 

EDUCATIONAL FUND— STATEMENT OF OPERATION — Gontinuccl. 
Olhc;-: 

liilcrcsl on Anticipatory Warrants $ 52,925.66 

Contributions to Teachers' Pension Fund 122,477.85 

Conti'ibulions to Employes' Pension Fund ■ 17,868.85 

193,272.36 



May 20, 1918. 



Excess Expenditures Over Revenue (subject to possible further 
loss and cost of collection of 1916 Tax Levy over amount pro- 
vided and reserved therefore — see comment in text of report. 



3,761,809.45 



$ 705,345.34 



SCHOOL FUND— STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS. 
For the year ended 31st December, 1917 

REVENUE. 

State Per-Capita Tax $ 1,484,337.61 

Rental of Property 708,938.34 

Tuition Fees— Non-Resident Pupils 11,065.38 

Income from Securities • 56,139.00 

State Appropriation for Deaf and Blind 33,541.47 

Interest on Bank Balances 5,852.24 

Miscellaneous Receipts 403.50 

Add: 

Transfers from Educational Fund Revenue for the payment 

of Teachers' Salaries $ 9,402,000.00 

EXPENSES. ' 

Educational Administration: 

Superintendent's OflTice $ 80,268.20 

Bureau of Examinations 5,750.00 

Buerau of Child Study 9,614,50 

Bureau of Vocational Guidance 5,974.94 

$ 101,607.64 

Instruction: 

Chicago Normal College $ 112,448.60 

Parental School 37,384.96 

Chicago and Cook County School for Boys •• • ■ 13,059.81 

Secondary Day Schools 2,241,011.19 

Elementary Day Schools 8,886,322.47 

$11,290,227.03 

Miscellaneous: 
Appraisals, Fees, Repairs, Etc., in connection with School 

Fund Property '. . . $ 6,016.56 



Exhibit No. 7. 



$ 2,300,277.54 



$ 2,300,277.54 



Excess Revenue and Transfers Over Expenses. 



$ 11,397,851.23 
$ 304,426.31 



Exhibit No. 8. 



EDUCATIONAL AND SCHOOL FUNDS— SUMMARY OF COMBINED OPERATIONS 

For year ended 31st December, 1917 

REVENUE. 

Educational Fund (Exhibit 6) $ 12,458,464.11 

School Fund (Exhibit 7) 2,300,277.54 

EXPENSES. 

Educational Fund (Exhibit 6) : / 

Business Administration ; $ 292,532.08 

Educational Administration 231,705.04 

Instruction 12,165,137.80 

Operations ' 2,270,996.84 

Interest on Anticipatory Warrants. 52,925.66 

Contributions to Teachers' Pension Fund . : 122,477.85 

Contributions to Employes Pension Fund 17,868.85 

$15,153,644.12 



$ 14,758,741.65 



May 20, 1918, COMMUNICATIONS, ETC. 173 

EDUCATIONAL AND SCHOOL FUNDS— SUMMARY OF COMBINED OPERATIONS— Continued. 
School Fund (Exhibit 7) : 

Miscellaneous $ 6,016.56 

— — ~ $15,159,(300.08 

Excess Expense Over Revenue : 

Educational Fund $ 705,345.34 

Excess Revenue Over Expenses: 

School Fund 304,426.31 

$ 400,919.03 



Exhibit No. 9. 



SPECIAL FUNDS— STATEMENT OF OPERA'llONS 
Year ended 31st December, 1917 
Jonathan Burr Fund: 

Balance — 1st January, 1917. . . 

Income: 

From Investments- $ 1,245.00 

Interest on Bank Deposits 18.53 

1 
No Disbursements 

Balance — 31st December, 1917 

Barnard Fund: 

Balance — 1st January 1917 

Income from Investments 

Disbursements: 

Books 

Balance — 31st December, 1917 

Bass Fund : 

, Balance — 1st January, 1917 , 

Income from Investments 

Disbursements: 

Maps 40.85 

Mimeograph 52.50 

Flowers, Plants and Seeds 40.03 

Balance — 31st December, 1917 -. 

Beidler Fund: 

Balance — 1st January, 1917 

Income from Investments 

Disbursements: 

Rebinding Library Books 

Balance — 31st December, 1917 

Carpenter Fund : ; 

Balance — 1st January, 1917 

Income from Investments 

Disbursements: 

Magazine Subscription 

Balance— 3Ist December, 1917 

Calhoun Fund: 

Balance — 1st January, 1917" .-. 

Income from Investments 



$ 38.12 



1,263.53 



$ 1,301.05 



56.42 
40.00 

96.42 

31.24 



341.90 
160.00 

501.90 



133.38 



$1,301.65 



65.18 



$ 

183.77 
115.50 


368.52 


299-.27 
148.92 
150.35 




15.99 
,40.00 




55.99 
2.35 


53.6 'i 


>p 


$ 23.20 
20.00 



• \\x\ 



43.20 



174 COMMUNICATIONS, ETC. 

SPECIAL FUNDS— STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS — Continued. 

Disbursements: 

Books $ 7.72 

Magazine Subscription 2.25 

Balance — 31st December, 1917 

Clark Fund: 

Balance — 1st January, 1917 

Income from Investments 

No Disbursements , 

Balance — 31st December, 1917 

Foster Medal Fund : , 

Balance — 1st January, 1917 

Income from Investments 

Disbursements : 

Milk for Open Air Rooms 

Balance— 31st December, 1917 , 

Gray Fund : - 

Balance — 1st January, 1917 -. 

No Income or Disbursements 

Balance — 31st December, 1917 

Holden Fund: 

Balance — 1st January, 1917 

Income from Investments '. 

No Disbursements 

Balance — 31st December, 1917 

Rowland Fund: 

Balance — 1st January, 1917 " 

Income from Investments 

No Disbursements : 

Balance — 31st December, 1917 

Jones Fund: 

Balance — 1st January, 1917 

Income from Investments 

Disbursements 

Maps $ 37.80 

Books 4.00 

Balance — 3Ist December, 1917 ; . . . 



May 20, 1918. 



9.97 



$ 33.23 



$ 32.56 
32.00 

64.56 



260.35 
302.00 

562.35 

225.99 



.36 



88.88 
10.00 



98.88 



218.87 



$ 41.80 



64.56 



336.36 



.36 



98.88 



$ 177.07 



153.64 
40.00 


1 

1 
i 


193.64 






193.64 


$ 178.87 
40.00 


- 



May 20, 1918. COMMUNICATIONS, ETC. 

SPECIAL FUNDS— STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS — Continued. 

Kozminski Fund : 

Balance — 1st January, 1917 

Income from Investments 

No Disbursements - 

Balance — 31st December, 1917 > 

Moseley Fund: 

Balance — 1st January, 1917 

Income from Investments 

No Disbursements 

Balance — 31st December, 1917 

Newberry Fund : 

Balance — 1st January, 1917 

Income from Investments ^ 

No Disbursements 

Balance — 31st December, 1917 

Reece Fund : 

Balance — 1st January, 1917 ■ 

Income from Investments 

No Disbursements 

Balance — 31st December, 1917 

Sullivan Fund : 

Balance — 1st January, 1917 

Income from Investments 

No Disbursements 

Balance — 31st December, 1917 r. ..... . 

Sheldon Fund: 

Balance — 1st January, 19 J 7 

Income from Investments 

No Disbursements 

Balance — 31st December. 1917 

Schneider Fund : 

Balance — 1st January, 1917 

Income from Investments 

Disbursements: 

2 Loads Soil 

Balance — 31st December, 1917 



175 



$ 175.95 
28.00 




203.95 




$ 223.50 
440.00 


203.95 


663.50 





663.50 



160.55 
40.00 



200.55 



$ 200.55 



40.00 
80.00 





120.00 










$ 


43.39 
12.00 


120.00 




55.39 


- 









55.39 



162.77 
100.00 



262.77 






$ 262.77 


$ 


10.58 




10.00 




20.58 




7.00 



it 



$ 13.58 



-ii! 



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176 COMMUNICATIONS, ETC. 

SPECIAL FUNDlS^STATEMENT OF Ol'ERATIONS — 'Cyu'tiiiucd. 
Snbiii Fund : 

Balance — 1st January, 1917 

Income from Inveslmenls 

No Disbursements 

Balance — 31st December, 1U17 .' 

Moos Fund : 

Balance — 1st Janviary, 1917 ■ 

Income I'rom Investments 

No Disbursements 

Balance — 31st December, 1917 

Dore Fund : 

Balance — 1st January, 1917 

Income from Investments 

No Disbursements 

Balance — 31st December, 1917 

Balance — 31st December, 1917 



May 20, 1918. 



•$ .94 

20.00 



20.9 i 




$ 103.13 - 
100.00 


20.94 


203.13 





% 203.13 



$ 47.5a 



% 47.50 



% 4,634.75 



INVESTMENTS— SCHOOL FUND 

31sL December, 1917 



Exhibit No. 10 



BONDS : 



Maturity 

Sanitary District 1st Dec. 1918 

1st Dec. 1919, 

15th Mar. 1920 

1st Dec. 1920 

1st Dec. 1922 

1st Dec. 1924 

'•• \ '1st Dec. 1925 

1st Dec. 1926 

1st Dec. 1927 

, 1st Dec. 1928 

1st Jan. 1929 

1st Jan. 1931 

West Park Commissioners . ; '1st Apr. 1919 

Jst Apr. 1922 

1st Apr. 1924 

1st Apr. 1920 

Lincoln Park Commissioners 1st May 1920 

1st May 1921 

1st May 19.29 

South Park "Commissioners 1st July 1922 

1st May 1924 

" " 1st July 1925 

Cily of tHtrcai^o-— General Corporate Ist Jan. 1921 

' ■::' ■ " " " 1st Jan."il922 

1st Jan. 1924 

1st Jan. 1933 

: ." —City Hall 1st Jan. 1930 

"" -Health Deparlmcnt 1st Jan. 1935 

_1L .T^Michigan Avenue Improvement 1st Jan. 1934 

Ridge J'ark District— Park Bonds 1st May '1929 

City of Aurora— Water Bonds 1st June 1929 

rinvernment — ^Second Liberty Loan 



Interest 




Rate 


Amount 


4% 


% 25,000.00 


4% 


22,000.00 


4% 


• 4,000.00 


4% 


26,000.00 


4% 


25,000.00 


4% 


2,000.00 


4% 


5,75,0.00 


4% 


50.000.00 


4% 


3,000.00 


4% 


15,000.00 


4% 


11,000.00 


4% 


24.500.00 


4% 


7,000.00 


■ 4% ■ 


33,000.00 


4% 


31,000.00 


4% 


6,700.00 


4% 


: 25,000.00 


■ 4% 


6,000.00 


4% ■ 


'10,000,00 


4% 


10,000.00 


4% 


46,000.00 


4% . , 


...:;. .,18,000,00 


4 Vo % 


7,000.00 


.4%%; 


- .-11,000.00 


4% 


53,100.00 


4% 


: 38,000.00 


4% 


4.000.00 


4% 


700.00 


4% 


12,000.00 


5% 


l.iOO.OO 


4%% 


200.00 




30,000.00 




$ 553,350.00 



ll 



May 20, .1918. 



COMMUNICATIONS, ETC. 
INVESTMENTS— SCHOOL FUND— Continued. 



MORTGAGE NOTE: 

College o! Physicians and Surgeons 1st July 1921 

John P. Neal and Chicago Great Western Railroad 

Company 1st May 1938 



5% 
5% 



177 

56,000.00 
650,000.00 
706,000.00 



REAL ESTATE: 
39 South State street — South 10 feet of Sub. Lot 3 and north 10 ft. Sub- Lot 4, Lot 7 and 10, 

Block 2, Fraciionial Section $ 3,000.00 

9953-55 Oak avenue— Lot 55-56, Block 4, Hough and Reeds' Addition to Washington Heights 400.00 
Superior avenue— Lot 5, Block 10, Hegewisch Subdivision, S%, NE%, Section 31 — 37—15.. 1,500.00 
North 72nd avenue— Lots 2, 3 and 4, Block 1, Norwood Park Subdivision, Section 6—40—13 1,000.00 
10324 Throop street— N 1/2, Lot 7, Block 2, Billiard and Hitts' Subdivision, EVo, NW14, Sec- 
tion 17—37—14 200.00 

6140-42 Greenwood avenue— Lot 8, Block 3, Charles Busby Subdivision, SVj, SWVi, Section 

14_38— 14 8,000.00 

West 78th street— Wy-, Lot 6, Block 10, Auburn Park, ssoction 28—38—14 3,750.00 

10042 Normal avenue— Lots 17 to 20, Block 30, Washington Heights, SVV'/i, Section 9—37—14 1,500.00 



19,350.00 

$ 1,278,700.00 



Exliibit No. 11. 
SPECIAL FUNDS— INVESTMENTS. 
, At 3 1st December, 1917. 

Jonathan Burr Fund: 

15 City of Chicago 31/2% Municipal Bonds $ 15,000.00 

10 City of Chicago 4% General Corporate Bonds 10,000.00 

7 City of Chicago 4% Permanent Improvement Bonds : 7,000.00 

1 Sanitary District 4% Bond 5O0.OO 

Cash — Uninvested in hands of City Treasurer 500-00 

$ 33,000.00 

Barnard Fund: 

1 Sanitary District 4% Bond . 1,000.00 

Bass Fund: 

2-8/10 South Park Commissioners 4% Bonds $ 2,800.00 

3/10 West Park Commissioners 4% Bonds 300.00 

3/5 Sanitary District 4% Bonds 600-00 

Deposit on U. S. Government Second Liberty Loan 4% 300.00 

4,000.00 

Beidler Fund: 

, 1 South Park Commissioners 4% Bond $ 1,000-00 

3/10 City of Chicago General Corporate 4% Bond 300.00 

2 City of Chicago Health Department 4% Bonds 200.00 

1-1/5 Ridge Park 5% Bonds 600-00 

3/5 City of Aurora 41/2% Bonds 300-00 

3/10 Sanitary District 4% Bond, t ~. ■. . 300.00 

2,700.00 

Calhoun Fund: 

V2 Sanitary District 4% Bond 500.00 

Carpenter Fund: - 

1 Sanitary District 4% Bond * 1,000.00 

Clark Fund: 

4/5 Sanitary District 4% Bond 800.00 



178 COMMUNICATIONS, ETC. May 20, 1918. 

SPECIAL FUNDS— INVESTMENTS— Continued. 
Dore Fund: 

19 City of Chicago HeaMih Department 4% Bonds : " 1,900'.00 

Foster Medal Fund: 

1-1/5 Sanitary District 4% Bonds ; . $ 700.00 

■4% City of Chicago General Corporate 74% Bonds 4,250.00 

2-2/10 iSouth Park Commissioners 4% Bonds 2,200.00 

Deposit on U- S. Government Second Liberty Loan 4% 400.00 

7,550.00 

Holden Fund: 

1/5 Sanitary District 4% Bond $ 200.00 

1/20 City of Chicago General Corporate 4% Bond 50.00 

250.00 

Howland Fund: 

1 West Park Commissioners 4% Bond 1,000.00 

Jones Fund: 

1 South Park Commissioners 4% Bond 1,000.00 

Kozminski Fund: 

2/5 Sanitary District 4% Bonds $ 400.00 

3/10 City of Chicago— General Corporate 4% Bonds 300.00 

700.00 

Moos Fund: 

2 Chicago Railwiays Company 5% Bonds 2,000.00 

Moseley Fund: 
11 South Park Commissioners 4% Bonds 11,000.00 

Newberry Fund : - 

1 Sanitary District 4% Bond 1,000.00 

Reece Fund: "^ 

2 Sanitary District 4% Bonds .v / 2,000.00 

Schneider Fund: 

14 Sanitary District 4% Bonds 250.00 

Sabin Fund: 

1 City of Chicago— Health Department 4% Bonds : 500.00 

Sheldon Fund: 
2% Sanitary District 4% Bonds 2,500.00 

Sullivan Fund : 
Deposit on U. S. Government Second Liberty Loan 4% 300.00 

; $ 74,950.00 

' '" '" Exhibit No. 12. 

ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE- EDUCATIONAL FUND. 
31st December, 1917. 

School Lunch Rooms $ 5,782.92 

Rentals of School Property 7,730.83 

Special Park Commission — Play Grounds 173.65 

Commissioners — Cook County 609.25 

Miscellaneous 10.00 

_ $ 14,306.65 



May 20, 1918. 



COMMUNICATIONS, ETC. 



170 



Exhibit No. 13. 



ACCOUNTS RRECEIVABLE— SCHOOL FUNDS. 
31st December, 1917. 

Rentals of Property — Miscellaneous 

Contested Leases — School Property: 

Bishop & Co $ 53,222.40 

Cavana, Rosalie 55,123.20 

Chambers & Farwell 68,428.80 

Crilly, Daniel F , 167,508.00 

Friend, Henry 106,444.80 

Macey Securities iGo.. .• 53,222.40 

McVickers Theatre Co 165,202.32 

Sebree, Jas. K. Estate 68,428.80 

Stumer, Rosenthal & Eckstein '. 108,345.60 

Non^Resident Tuition Fees due from Cook County 

Non-Resident Tuition Fees due from Sundry School Districts and Individuals 



$ 6,690.54 



845,926.32 
7,062.65 
3,982.00 

$863,661.51 



Exhibit No. 14. 
DEPARTMENT WORKING FUNDS. 
31st December, 1917. 
Educational Fund: 

J. A. Guilford, Assistant Business Manager $3,000.00 

W. B. Owens 200.00 

Dora Wells 200.00 

Fred E. Smith 100.00 

Cooking School Teachers 2,185.97 

Evening School Principals " 314.42 

School Principals — Penny Luncheons 1,925.00 

$7,925.39 

Building Fund: 

Attorney's Office r 1,000.00 

Total $8,925.39 

Exhibit No. 15. 
STATEMENT OF ADJUSTMENTS 
At 31st December, 19'17 
SCHOOL FUND— 

Accrued Interest on Securities Owned ' $12,449.56 

To Surplus $12,449.56 

For Interest on Securities at 31st December, 1917 

Surplus 52,595.32 

To Advance Rentals - 52,595.32 

Rentals Charged Not Applicable to the Fiscal Year 1917. 

Accounts Receivable ., ,. 11,044.65 

To Revenue 4,721.63 

Surplus ■ 6!323.02 

Tuition Due for Non-residents as follows: — 

IS'l? $4,721.63 

1916 and prior 6,323.02 

EDUCATIONAL FUND— 

Interest on Temporary Loans 7,540.87 

Surplus 777.77 

To Accrued Interest 8,318.64 

Interest on Anticipatory Tax Warrants Chargeable to Operations 1917, 
less Amount Accrued on Anticipatory Warrants due at 31st December, 
1916, paid and charged to 1917. 



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180 COMMUNICATIONS, ETC. May 20, 1918. 

STATEMENT OF ADJUSTMENTS— Continued. 

Surplus ■ 279.00 

To Advance Rentals - 279.00 

Rentals Credited not Applicable to 1917. 

Manual Training Lumber Stock 1,488.60 

To Accounts Payable 1,488.60 

Invoices for Manual Training Lumber received and taken in Stock at 3'lst 

December, 1917, not taken on to the books at that date. ^ 

Instruction '. 1,969.31 

To Manual Training School Lumber 1,969.31 

Lumber delivered to schools during 1917; not taken up on the books at . 
31st December, 1917. 

- ' , 

BUILDING FUND— 

Inventory — Factory Division 1,371.90 

To Accounts Payable 1,371.90 

Invoices for material delivered to Factory Division during 1917. Not 
taken up on the General Book at 31st December, 1917. 

Factory Division ." c. . 1,965.75 

To General Repairs 1,965.75 

To reverse entries charging schools with furniture taken from schools 
and refmished by the House of Correction and again charged to the 
schools when returned. 

Factory Division 2,040.1 1 

To General Repairs 2,040.11 

To credit back over-estimated Shipment Burden reported by the Factory 
Division, and erroneously charged to Repairs during 1917. 

Factory Division - I'l, 857.25 

To Repairs 7,770.50 

Surplus ' 4,086.72 

To credit back material charged to Repair Jobs and not used, and to 
credit back over-estimated Factory Burden on shipments during 1916. 

Factory Division 2,127.20 

To Accounts Payable 2,127.20 

To take on to the books invoices for Building Material delivered during 
1917. 

Surplus :....• 478^.28 

To Factory Division . 478.28 

To relieve factory inventory of adjustment of inventory. 

SPECIAL FUND— 

Accrued Interest .1,047.33 

To Surplus 1,047.33 

Interest on Securities owned, not taken up on the books at 31st Decem- 
ber, 1917. 

"Closed Hours" for Bridges: Suspension of Regulations questing that wap traffic in the river be exempted 

to Facilitate Movement of Boats Operated by from the bridge ordinance. 

the U. S. Government. j transmit also -an ordinance prepared by the law 

The Mayor submitted the following communication: department covering the situation and complying with 

Office of the Mayor,} ^he request of Judge Payne. 

Chicago, May 20, 1918.J l respectfully recommend the passage of the ordi- 

To the Honorable the City Council: ' "^nce without the usual reference to a committee. 

Gentlemen— I transmit herewith a communication '^^"''^ respectfully, 

from the Hon. John Barton Payne, General Cmmsel (Signed) Wm. Hale Thompson, 

for the United States Railroad Administration, re- . " . Mayor. 



MAi.^ 




May 20, 1918. 



COMMUNICATIONS, ETC. 



181 



The following communication was submitted with 
(he foregoing communication: 

United States Rau^road Administration,! 
Washington, May 13, 1918.J 

Hon. William Hale Thompson, Mayor, Chicago, Ills.: 

My Dear Mr. Mayor: 

My attention is called to the fact that the hours at 
which bridges are closed, as established by the ordi- 
nances of the City of Chicago, interfere with the 
movement of war traffic, under the jurisdiction of the 
Director General of Railroads. 

Am advised Mr. Richard. Fitzgerald has had a con- 
ference with you on the subject and am gratified to 
learn that you are disposed to .meet the situation. 
It will be most satisfactory to the Railroad Adminis- 
tration to have the matter arranged as proposed. 

The arrival of vessels as far as may be will be so 
timed as to come within the hours now established, 
the present purpose being to provide for exceptional 
and emergency cases. 

I desire to express the deep interest of the Director 
General in having this brought about, and our sincere 
appreciation of your co-operative attitude in the 
matter. 

Very truly yours, 
(Signed) " John Barton Payne. 

Unanimous consent was given for consideration of 
the ordinance submitted with ©aid communication from 
the Mayor. 

Aid. Kostner moved to pass said ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, IlifF, 
Schwartz, Hickey, Richert, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. 
McCormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Fur- 
man, Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Gullerton, 
Krumdick, Kerner, Novak, Home, Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowskl, Adamkiewicz, Wal- 
kowiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
R. H. McCormick, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, 
Steffen, Roeder, Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pret- 
zel, Kennedy, Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, 
Byrne, Wm. J. Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, 
Lyle, Hazen, A. 0, Anderson, Kostner, Toman, Clark, 
Thos. J. Lynch— 68. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 
an ordinance 

Exempting water-craft operated by the United States 
Government from such provisions of Sections 1107 
and 1108 of The Chicago Code of 1911 as interfere 
with their unobstructed passage. 

Whereas, The Government of the United States, 
through its Director General of Railroads, has taken 
over for use during the existing war and is now oper- 
ating in connection with the railroads under its con- 
trol certain large boats and water-craft, among which 
are included the following named boats: Kearsarge, 
Arthur Orr, Wilkesbarre, Mt. Chunk, Utica, Chicago, 
Milwaukee, Underwood and Cook; and. 

Whereas, The said vessels and others which may 
from time to time be so taken over are now and will 



in the future be engaged in the war traffic under the 
jurisdiction of the United States Railroad Adminis- 
tration for the purpose of Tclieving freight traffic 
over the railroads operating east of the City of Chi- 
cago, thereby releasing cars and engine power for pur- 
poses of traific west, northwest and southwest of said 
city; and 

Whereas, The provisions of Sections 1107 and 1108 
of The Chicago Code of 1911, in so far as they require 
bridges to be closed at certain hours and under certain 
conditions and limit the time during which they may 
remain open constitute an interference and obstruction 
to the expeditious movement of war traffic, which the 
authorities representing the National Government 
have asked to have abated; therefore. 

Be il ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That in so far as the restrictions and 
limitations concerning the opening and closing of 
bridges in the City of Chicago contained in Section 
1107, as amended, and Section 1108, of The Chicago 
Code of 1911, interfere with, obstruct or impede the 
free movement of the boats operated by the United 
States Government, known as Kearsarge, Arthur Orr, 
Wilkesbarre, Mt. Chunk, Utica, Chicago, Milwaukee, 
Underwood, Cook, and all other vessels operated by 
the United States Government in connection with the 
railroads under the jurisdiction of the United States 
Railroad Administration, the said provisions shall be 
and the same are hereby repealed, and the said sec- 
tions of said Code are hereby modified so as not to 
apply when the said governmentally-operated vessels 
are seeking to pass up or down the Chicago River or 
the Calumet River or their branches. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect from 
and after its passage and approval. 



CITY CLERK. 



Memorial Day: Proclamation. 

The Clerk presented the following proclamation sub- 
mited by the Mayor, which was ordered published and 
placed on file : 

Office op the Mayor, | 
Chicago, May 16, 1918.J 

proclamation. 

Of all our civic holidays, there is none which is 
fraught with such, solemn significance as that which 
we call Memorial Day, which, in the-' recurring cycle 
of the seasons, draws near to us once more. The na- 
tion, at the suggestion of America's greatest volunteer 
soldier, John A. Logan, has created Memorial Day, 
and consecrated it to the memory of those who have 
followed the flag on land and sea, and are now gath- 
ered to their fathers. 

In previous years, on the occasion of this solemn 
anniversary, we have thought only of those who have 
fought and died under the folds of Old Glory in the 
past. But this year, while no], less mindful of those 
whose sacrifice was made in other days, we turn our 
thoughts especially to them, who in accordance with 
the laws of the land, have been called upon to make 




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the supreme sacrifice at their country's altar in this 
day and generation. 

It is, therefore, my earnest hope and desire that all 
the people of Chicago will observe May 30th, com- 
monly known as Decoration Day, as a day of reverent 
homage to the spirits of the nation's heroic dead of 
other days, but more particularly to our own sons 
who are now giving the last full measure of devotion 
on the battlefields of Europe. Let it be a day of re- 
dedication to the flag and reconsecration to the ideals 
for which it stands. 
(Signed) Wm, Hale Thompson, 

Mayor. 



Boulevarding of Longwood Drive: Non-acceptance of 
Ordinance by Calumet Park District. 

The Clerk presented the following communication 
which was ordered published and placed on file: 

Calumet Park Di strict, | 
Morgan Park, May 15, 1918. j 

Mr. James T. Igoe, City Clerk, City-of Chicago: 

Dear Sir — Replying to yours of 13th February, 1918, 
I am instructed to say that the Commissioners of Calu- 
met Park District regret that they do not at this time 
find it possible to accept the ordinance of the City of 
Chicago transferring to them control of that portion of 
Longwood drive lying within Calumet Park District. 

Very truly yours, 
(Signed) Wm. H. German, 

Secretary. 



Street Railways and Elevated Railroads: in Matter of 
Increases in Wage Rates for Employes. 

The Clerk presented the following communication: 

Chicago, 111., May 20, 1918. 

To the Honorable Wm. Hale Thompson, Mayor, and the 
Honorable, the City Council of the City of Chicago: 

Honorable and Dear Sirs — ^As officers of Divisions 
Nos. 241 and 308 of the Amalgamated Association of 
Street and Electric Railway Employes of America, of 
which more than 14,000 employes of the transportation 
companies of Chicago are members, we respectfully re- 
quest your Honorable Body in their behalf to endorse 
their petition to the companies for an increase in wage 
sufficient to meet the increase in living costs. This re- 
quest comes through resolutions unanimously en- 
dorsed by our members at meetings held May 16 and 17, 
1918. 

The transportation employes are confronted with a 
serious situation. Their wage is inadequate to cover 
costs of necessaries, while prices are mounting to un- 
heard of heights. 

The employes have been patiently bearing this bur- 
den for some time because of a wage agreement made 
in a period when we could not possibly foresee the up- 
heaval in prices that has since taken place, and in the 
hope that living costs would recede to a level within 
our wages. But prices keep going higher, and no one 
can tell when the limit may be reached. We are there- 
fore forced to seek relief in higher wage rates that will 



enable us to protect our families from want and to 
maintain necessary health standards. 

The transportation companies of Chicago are now 
seeking to change their contracts with the city, which 
do not expire for a number of years, and to secure for 
their stockholders more favorable financial conditions. 
The employes have no connection with this matter. The 
pending franchise negotiations hold no hope to the em- 
ployes for relief from their present predicament. Their 
needs are immediate, and if they are to be enabled to 
keep their families from want, the necessary wage re- 
lief must come soon. 

The transportation workers of other cities and local 
workers in most lines of industry have been granted 
this relief. Where agreements between employers and 
employes are in existence, the wage clauses have heen 
opened and wage increases granted to meet the extra- 
ordinary times. But the Chicago transportation em- 
ployes are expected to meet the abnormal costs of today 
on a wage that was established when these costs did not 
exist and could not be foretold. 

That the transportation employes of this city are in- 
adequately paid may be realized when we compare their 
wages with those paid in other occupations. The wage 
recently established for stock yards workers added to 
the former wage rate from 12% to 20 cents an hour, 
making the wage rate of the common laborer in the 
stock yards much higher than that paid the transporta- 
tion employes. The stock yards men are now enjoying 
the basic eight-hour day, with an additional rate for 
overtime and Sunday work, while the car men must 
cover long periods of hours to complete the day's work, 
with no additional overtime or Sunday rate, and they 
are compelled to work seven days a week in order to 
eke out an existence. 

The recent award to the railroad workers by the 
Railroad Wage Commission is another comparison. The 
wage increase recommended by this Government com- 
mission varied up to as high as 43- per cent. It was 
based on the increased cost of living since December, 
1915, and aimed to establish a wage for the railroad 
workers that would meet this increased cost. The wage 
standards thus fixed by our Government as necessary 
for the railroad workers to meet present conditions are 
considerably higher than those of the transportation 
employes of Chicago. 

The lower living standards to which the Chicago 
transportation employes and their families have been 
reduced, owing to the decrease in purchasing value of 
the amount in their pay envelopes, has caused a general 
feeling of dissatisfaction. These men and their fami- 
lies are not only obliged to forego ordinary comforts, 
but many of the essentials to health. Numbers of men 
have left the service to work at other occupations where 
the pay is much higher, the hours of labor less and 
Sunday work is not demanded. The wages paid by the 
transportation companies of Chicago no longer attract 
men to the occupation, and as a result the companies 
are not only finding it difficult to retain men, but to 
hire any that will continue in the occupation. There is 
a shortage in the repair department and runs are not 
being filled, due to lack of trainmen. Thus equipment 
and service are both affected. The sole reason for this 
is inadequate pay. 

We have made our appeal to the companies for wage 
relief, but have been given no assurance that any will 



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be granted. We now come to the City Council as the 
representative body of our citizens, realizing that the 
City will bear 55 per cent of any wage increase granted 
by the Chicago Surface Lines, under the provisions of 
its contract with the City. 

Our membership has laid down a course of orderly 
procedure to bring our necessities to the attention of 
the companies, the Mayor and City Council, and The Na- 
tional War Labor Board, if necessary, that the relief so 
vital in the present emergency may be forthcoming: 

FIRST, to request the companies for a' wage in- 
crease : 

SECOND, to ask the City Council to endorse our 
movement to secure a wage sufficient to meet living 
costs; and 

THIRD, in the event this procedure fails to bring 
the necessary relief, to seek the intervention of the 
National War Labor Board to readjust the wage rates 
of the members of Divisions 241 and 308, surface and 
elevated railway employes, and to establish such wage 
rates as will meet the extraordinary conditions ot 
the times. 

We ask your Honorable Body to give this orderly 
and reasonable movement of the underpaid Chicago car 
employes your endorsement. We want to continue in 
the occupation that great numbers of us have devoted 
the best of our lives to. We do not want to b'e forced 
into other occupations in order to secure a wage that 
will insure ourselves and families proper living condi- 
tions. The industry that we are a part of, and have 
grown proficient in, should pay a living wage and 
should not compel its workers to bear unnecessary bur- 
dens. 

We are as patriotic as any other class of workers and 
should be shown as much consideration. In all of the 
war activities we have cheerfully responded and are 
grateful for the privilege of doing our duty as loyal 
citizens. Numbers of our members and sons are in war 
service, and our greatest desire is to be helpful to our 
nation in its present struggle. Our industry plays an 
important part in war production, and we have been 
giving the best that is in us to promote this production, 
notwithstanding the heavy burden we are bearing. 

The transportation employes should be relieved of 
this burden. A wage should be established that will 
guarantee them and their families the American stand- 
ard of living. 

Our Federal Government has recently announced this 
wise policy in its national war program: "The right 
of all workers, including common laborers, to a living 
wage", and "in fixing wage rates, minimum rates of pay 
shall be established which will insure the subsistence 
of the worker and his family in health and reasonable 
comfort." To no class of workers in Chicago is the 
need for the application of this policy more urgent than 
the transportation employes. 

We therefore request your Honorable Body : 
To recommend that the transportation companies 
of Chicago grant a wage increase to their employes, 
members of Divisions 241 and 308 of our association, 
sufficient to meet the increased cost of living; and 

To recommend further that in the event this wage 
relief is denied, that the National War Labor Board 
-take up the matter and establish an adequate wage 



rate for the Chicago surface and elevated railway em- 
ployes. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Wm. Quinlan, 

President. 
John McLain, 

Vice-President. 
CoE W. Mills, 

Recording Secretary. 
William Taber, 
Financial Secretary- Treasurer. 
Maurice Lynch, 
[seal] Assistant Financial Secretary. 

Representing Division 241, Chicago Surface Lines em- 
ployes, 
(Signed) Wm. Mylan, 

[seal] President. 

(Signed) Wm. S- MoClenathan, 

[seal] Secretary-Treasurer. 

Representing Division 308, Chicago Elevated Railways 
Employes. 

Aid. Byrne moved to concur in the request contained 
in the foregoing communication: 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, IlilT, 
Schwartz, Hickey, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Nance, Fetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Fur- 
man, Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, 
Knimdick, Kernor, Novak, Home, Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Wal- 
kowiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Fick, Franz, 
R. H. McCormick, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, 
Steffen. Roeder, Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pret- 
zel, Kennedy, Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, 
Byrne, Wm. J. Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, 
Lyle, Hazen, A. 0. Anderson, Kostner, Toman, Clark, 
Thos. J. Lynch— 66. 

Nays — None. 

Aid. Capitain moved that the wi-itten communication 
be referred to the Committee on Local Transportation. 

The motion prevailed. 



Becker Bros, & Co,: Parking Sign in Sidewalk Space. 

The Clerk presented an order directing issuance of a 
permit to Becker Brothers and Company to maintain 
a parking sign in the sidewalk space in front of prem- 
ises known as 420 North Dearborn street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys. 



Soldiers and Sailors Serving in Present War: Preference 
in Civil Service Examinations. 

The Clerk presented a communication, submitted by 
the Commanders' Association of Cook County, request- 
ing that soldiers and sailors serving in the present war 
be granted the same preference in civil service exam- 
inations as is now granted to other war veterans, which 
was 

Referred to the Commiitee on Schools, Fire, Police 
and Civil Service. 



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Sd'oct Railways in K. llStli St., Burloy Av. and Kwiiiji of Chicago, with the recommendation that it be passed. 
Av.: Frontage Consents. Yours respectfully, 

The Clerk presented petitions containing frontage (Signed) Frank I. Bennett, 

consents of property-owners to the construction of Commissioner of Public Works. 

street railways in East H8th street, from Ewing ave- William R. Mai^^hews 

nue to Burley avenue, in Burley avenue, from East _ Bench and Grade Engineer. 

USth street to East 126th street, and in Ewing avenue, ^^^ j, jyinQfj^-rH 

from East 108th street to East 118th street, which were Superintendent. Bureau of Sewers. ' 

Referred to the Commissioner of Public Works for Unanimous consent was given for consideration of 

verification. the ordinance submitted with the foregoing communi- 
cation. 

Aid, Lipps moved to pass said ordinance. 
DEPARTMENT OF LAW. The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

.' Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Anderson, Uiff, 

P., C, €. & St. L. R. R.: in Matter of Payment of a Judg- Schwartz, Hickey, Richert, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. 
ment Rendered against the City. McCormick, Nance, Fetzer Guernsey, Woodhul Fur~ 

man, Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, 
The Clerk presented a communication, submitted by Krumdick, Kerner, Novak, Home, Maypole, Smith, 
the Corporation Counsel, in reference to a proceeding Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Wal- 
now pending in court, by which the Pittsburgh, Cin-- kowiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
cinnati, Chicago & St. Louis Railroad seeks to compel r. h. McCormick, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, 
the City of Chicago to provide for payment of a certain steffen, Roeder, Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pret- 
judgment rendered against the City in favor of said zel, Kennedy, Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, 
railroad, which was Byrne, Wm. J. Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. Lyle, Hazen, A. 0. Anderson, Kostner, Toman, Clark, 

Thos. J. Lynch— 68. 
Nays-^^one. 

DEPARTMENT Of" POLICE. , ^^^ '°"°^^^"^ ^^ ^^^'^ °^^^^"^^^ ^' ^^''"^ '' 

AN ORDINANCE 

„ . . Repealing such portions of ordinances heretofore passed 

Habitual Crimmals: Arrests and Prosecutions. ^^ establish the grades of sundry streets in the City 

The Clerk presented reports, submitted by the acting of Chicago. 

General Superintendent of -police, of arrests and prose- ^^ ^^ ordained by the City Council of the City of 

cutions of habitual criminals for the weeks ended May Chicaqo- 
11 and 18, 1918, which were ordered 

Section 1 That any and all parts of ordinances 

Placed on file. heretofore passed which establish the grades of the fol- 

. • lowing streets, at the locations and at the elevations 

^ above Chicago City Datum herein indicated, be and the 

Persons Arrested for Carrying Concealed Weapons same are hereby repealed : 

witliout Authority: Weekly Reports. Elevations 

The Clerk presented reports, submitted by the Acting In Feet 

General Superintendent of Police, of persons arrested On South Sacramento avenue 600 feet south of 

for carrying concealed weapons without authority dur- West 28th street ' 13.0 

ing the weeks ended May 11 and May 18, 1918, which ^^ ^^^^^ jj^^ ^^ ^.^^^^^ ^^,^^^^ (Mulberry avenue) 
were ordered ^^ first alley south of Southwest corner of Nick- 

Placed on file. erson avenue (Crescent avenue) inside grade. . . 71.3 

On South Karlov avenue 63 feet north of north line 

of Fillmore street '. 23.6 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS. On Fillmore street at west curb line of South Kost- 
ner avenue 24.0 

On Fillmore street at east curb line of South Kost- 
Grades: Sundry Streets (Repeal). ner avenue 24.5 

The Clerk presented the following communication. Oq gouth Kostner avenue at 450 feet north of the 
submitted by the Commissioner of Public Works: . jiortli line of Fillmore street produced oast 24.0 

Department op Public Works,"] At the intersection of South Kilboiirn avenue and 

Bureau of Sewers, f- Taylor street ; 24.0 

Chicago, May 20. 1918.J ^^^^ g^^^^j^ Kilbour»i avenue 136 foet south of Taylor 

To the Honorable the Mayor and the City Council: street 25.4 

Gentlemen — I transmit herewith a proposed ordi- At the intersection of Flournoy street and South 
nance for the repeal of sundry street grades in the City Kenton avenue 25.5 



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On West Congress street at west right of way line 
of Chicago and Western Indiana Railroad (Belt 
Line Railroad) 26.0 

On West Congress street at east line of South Ken- 
ton avenue 26.0 

At the intersection of South Maplewood avenue and 
West 47th Place ; 13.5 

On West Harrison street 496 feet east of the west • 
line of South Kilpatrick avenue (top of subway 
approach) 25.8 

On West Jackson Boulevard 88 feet west of the 
west line of South Kenton avenue (top of sub- 
way slope) 26.5 

On West Adams street at 532 feet west of South 
Kilbourn avenue . 27.0 

At the intersection of South Central avenue and 
West 62nd street 18.0 

Section 2. That this ordinance shall be in force 
from and after its passage. 



Water Supply Pipes: in Sundry Streets. 

The Clerk presented the following communication 
and order submitted by the Commissioner of Public 
Works : 

Department of Public Works,] 
Chicago, May 20, 1918,j 

To the Mayor and City Council of the City of Chicago: 

I deem it necessary and advisable to lay water 
mains in various streets, and respectfully ask the pas- 
sage of the. following order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized to lay water mains in 
the following streets: 

In Montrose avenue, from North Mozart street, to 
North California avenue; size, 8 inches; probable cost, 
including hydrants and basins, $416.00. Pays 6 cents. 

In East Ravenswood avenue, from Pratt avenue to 
Farwell avenue; size, 6 inches; probable cost, including 
hydrants and basins, $685.00. 333 feet pays 6 cents. 
Balance circulation. 

In Holland Road, from West 87th street to south 250 
feet; size, 12 inches; probable cost, including hydrants 
and basins, $667.00. Circulation. 

In Nottingham avenue, from 290 feet north of Wave- 
land avenue to 159 feet south of Waveland avenue; size, 
8 inches; probable cost, including hydrants and basins, 
$935.00. 315 feet pays 6 cents. Balance circulation. 

Respectfully, 
(Signed) Frank I. Bennett, 

Commissioner of Public Works. 
Recommended by : 
(Signed) . John Ericson, 

City Engineer. 

Unanimous consent was given for consideration of 
said order. 

Aid. Lipps moved to pass said order. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 



Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, L. B. Andei'son, Iliff, 
Schwartz, Hickey, Richert, McDonough, Mulcahy, A. A. 
McCormick, Nance, Eetzer, Guernsey, Woodhull, Fur- 
man, Johnson, Govier, Klaus, McNichoIs, CuUerton, 
Krumdick, Kerner, Novak, Home, Maypole, Smith, 
Kaindl, Olsen, Kunz, Piotrowski, Adamkiewicz, Wal- 
kowiak, Touhy, Kavanagh, Powers, Bowler, Fick, Franz, 
R. H. McCormick, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, 
Steffen, Roeder, Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pret- 
zel, Kennedy, Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, 
Byrne, Wm. J. Lynch, O'Toole, Long, Moran, Fisher, 
Lyle, Hazcn, A. 0. Anderson, Kostner, Toman, Clark, 
Thos. J. Lynch— 68. 

Nays — None. 



BOARD OF EDUCATION. 



Public Scliool Buildings: Cleaning and Calcimining. 

The Clerk presented the following communication 
submitted by the Board of Education, \yhich was, to- 
gether with the resoluiion submilted therewith, ordered 
-placed on file : 

Board of Education,] 
Chicago, May 17, 1918. f 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and the Aldermen of the 
Citj/ of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Gentlemen — Th'e board of Education of the City of 
Chicago, at Us regular meeting held May 15, 1918, 
adopted a resolution submitted by the City Council in 
re cleaning and calcimining public school buildings 
once every two years. 

Attached hereto please find certified copy of said 
report. 

Respectfully, 
Board of Education op the City op Chicago, 
(Signed) Edwin S. Davis, 

President. 
Attest : Albert H. Miller, 

Secretary. 



BOARD OF LOCAL IMPROVEMENTS. 



Assessment Rolls. 

The Clerk presented a list, submitted by the Board 
of Local Improvements, of assessment rolls filed in the 
Qounty Court May 13, for final bearing May 31, 1918, 
which was ordered 

■ Placed on file. 



S. Marshfield Av., from W. 72nd St. to W. 74th St., Etc. 
(System): Paving Avith Asphalt. 

The Clerk presented the following recommendation, 
estimate arid ordinance siibmitted by the Board of 
Local Improvements, which were ordered published in 
the Journal and referred to the Committee on Home 
Defense : 



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RECOMMENDATION, ESTIMATE AND ORDINANCE. 



RECOMMENDATION BY BOARD OF LOCAL IMPROVEMENTS. 



To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

We hereby submit an ordinance for the improvement 
■ — adjusting sewer manholes and catchbasins, construct- 
ing and connecting catchbasin inlets, constructing new 
brick catchbasins complete, constructing a granite con- 
crete combined curb and gutter on cinders, gravel or 
sand, grading and paving with asphalt on six inches of 
Portland cement concrete, swept with natural hydraulic 
c-ement, the roadways of a system of streets as follows, 
to wit : South Marshfield avenue, from the south line of 
West 72nd street to a line parallel with and eight feet 
south of the north line of West 74th street; South Her- 
mitage avenue, from the south line of West 72nd street 
to a line parallel with and eight feet south of the north 
line of West 74th street; South Paulina street, from the 
south line of West 72nd street to a line parallel with 
and eight feet south of the north line of West 74th 
street; South Wood street, from the south line of West 
72nd street to a line parallel with and eight feet south 
of the north line of West 74th street; South Honore 
street, from the south line of West 71st street to a line 
parallel with and eight feet south of the north line of 
West 74th street; South Lincoln street, from the south 
line of West 71st street to a line parallel with and eight 
feet south of the north line of West 74th street; South 
Winchester avenue, from the south line of West 71st 
street to a line parallel with and eight feet south of 
the north line of West 74th street; West 71st street, 
from the west line of South Ashland avenue to a line 
parallel with and eight feet west of the east line of 
South Robey street; West 72nd street, from the west 
line of South Ashland avenue to a line parallel with and 
eight feet west of the east line of South Robey street; 
West 73rd street, from the west line of South Ashland 
avenue to a line parallel with and eight feet west of 
the east line of South Robey street, and also the road- 
ways of all intersecting streets and alleys extended from 
the curb line to the street line produced on each side 
of each of said above specified streets between the 
points herein described (except the intersections of 
South Marshfield avenue. South Paulina street, South 
Hermitage avenue and South Wood street with West 
7'lst street, and also except that part of the intersec- 
tions of South Lincoln street and South Winchester 
avenue from a line parallel with and ten feet south of 
the north line to the north line of West 71st street), in 
the City of Chicago, County of Cook and State of Illi- 
nois, together with an estimate of the cost of said im- 
provement and the lawful expenses attending the same, 
and recommend the passage of said ordinance and the 
making of the improvement contemplated therein. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) M. J. Faherty, 

David W. Clark, 
L. Withall, 
W. H. Blencoe, 
Edward J. Glackin, 
Board of Local Improvements of the City of Chicago. 

Dated Chicago, May 20, A. D. 1918. 



estimate op engineer. 
To the Board of Local Improvements of the City of 
Chicago, and to the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago, in City Council Assembled: 
The Board of Local Improvements of the City of 
Chicago, having adopted a resolution that the roadways 
of a system of streets as follows, to wit: South Marsh- 
field avenue, from the south line of West 72nd street to 
a line parallel with and eight feet south of the north 
line of West 74th street; South Hermitage avenue, from 
the south line of West 72nd street to a line parallel 
with and eight feet south of the north line of West 74th 
street; South Paulina street, from the south line of 
West 72nd street to a line parallel with and eight feet 
south of the north line of West 74th street; South Wood 
street, from the south line of West 72nd street to a line 
parallel with and eight feet south of the north line of 
West 74th street; South Honore street, from the south 
line of West 71st street to a line parallel with and eight 
feet south of the north line of West 74th street; South 
Lincoln street from the south line of West 71st street 
to a line parallel with and eight feet south of the north 
line of West 74th street; South Winchester avenue, 
from the south line of West 71st street to a line parallel, 
with and eight feet south of the north line of West 74th 
street; West 7'lst street, from the west line of South 
Ashland avenue to a line parallel with and eight feet 
west of the east line of South Robey street; West 72nd 
street, from the west line of South Ashland avenue to 
a line parallel with and eight feet west of the east line 
of South Robey street; West 73rd street, from the west 
line of South Ashland avenue to a line parallel with and 
eight feet west of the east line of South Robey street, 
and also the roadways of all intersecting streets and 
alleys extended from the curb line to the street line 
produced on each side of each of said above specified 
streets between the points herein described (except the 
intersections of South Marshfield avenue. South Pau- 
lina street. South Hermitage avenue and South Wood 
street with West 71st street and also except that part 
of the intersections of South Lincoln street and South 
Winchester avenue, from a line parallel with and ten 
feet south of the north line to the north line of West 
71st street), be improved by adjusting sewer man- 
holes and catchbasins, constructing and connecting 
catchbasin inlets, constructing new brick catchbasins 
complete, constructing a granite concrete combined 
curb and gutter on cinders, gravel or sand, gracfing and 
paving with asphalt on six inches of Portland cement 
concrete, swept with natural hydraulic cement, and 
presented to the City Council of the City of Chicago, a 
recommendation that such local improvement be made. 
I hereby submit an estimate of the cost of such im- 
provement, including labor and materials, \\z : 

Granite concrete combined curb and gutter 
on cinders, gravel or sand, 36,900 lineal 
feet at 95c $ 35,055.00 

Grading 23,000 cubic yards at $1.50 34.500.00 

Paving with asphalt on six inches of Port- 
land cement concrete, swept with natural 
hydraulic cement, 59,360 square yards' at 
^2.45 145,432.00 

Constructing new brick catchbasins com- 
plete, 112 at $70.00 _ 7,840.00 

Adjusting sewer manholes and catchbasins, 
and constructing and connecting catch- 
basin inlets . 1 1,935.00 



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Deficiency in interest on the assessment, cost 
of making, levying and collecting said as- 
sessment, and lawful expenses attending 
the making of such improvement 11,738.00 



Total $246,500.00 

And I hereby certify that in my opinion the above 
estimate does not exceed the probable cost of the above 
proposed improvement and the lawful expenses attend- 
ing the same. 

(Signed) C. D. Hill, 

Engineer of the Board of Local Improvements. 

Dated, Chicago, May 20, A. D. 1918. 

AN ORDINANCE 

For the improvement — adjusting sewer manholes and 
catchbasins, constructing and connecting catchbasin 
inlets, constructing new brick catchbasins complete, 
constructing a granite concrete combined curb and 
gutter, grading and paving — of the roadways of a 
system of streets as follows, to wit: South Marsh- 
field avenue, from the south line of West 72Tid street 
to a line parallel with and eight (8) feet south of 
the north line of West 74th street; South Hermitage 
avenue, from the south line of West 72nd street to a 
line parallel with and eight (8) feet south of the 
north line of West 74th street; South Paulina street, 
from the south line of West 72nd street to a line par- 
allel with and eight (8) feet south of the north line 
of West 74th street; South Wood street, from the 
south line of West 72nd street to a line parallel with 
and eight (8) feet south of the north line of West 
74th street; South Honore street, from the south line 
of West 71st street to a line parallel with and eight 
(8) feet south of the north line of West 74th street; 
South Lincoln street, from the south line of West 71st 
street to a line parallel with and eight (8) feet south 
of the north line of West 74th street; South Winches- 
ter avenue, from the south line of West 71st street 
to a line parallel with and eight (8) feet south of the 
north line of West 74th street; West 71st street, from 
the west line of South Ashland avenue to a line par- 
allel with and eight (8) feet west of the east line of 
South Robey street; West 72nd street, from the west 
line of South Ashland avenue to a line parallel with 
and eight (8) feet west of the east line of South 
Robey street; West 73rd street, from the west line of 
South Ashland avenue to a line parallel with and 
eight (8) feet west of the east line of South Robey 
street, and also the roadways of all intersecting 
streets and alleys extended from the curb line to the 
street line produced on each side of each of said above 
specified streets between the points herein described 
(except the intersections of South Marshfield ave- 
nue, South Paulina street, South Hermitage avenue 
and South Wood street with West 71st street, and 
also except that part of the intersections of South 
Lincoln street and South Winchester avenue from a 
line p'arallel with and ten (10) feet south of the north 
line of West 7ilst street), in the City of Chicago, 
County of Cook and State of Illinois. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 

Chicago : 

Section 1. That a local improvement shall be made 
within the City of Chicago, County of Cook and State of 
Illinois, the nature, character, locality and description 
of which local improvement is as follows, to wit: 



That the roadway of South Marshfield avenue, from 
the south line of West 72nd street to a line parallel 
with and eight (8) feet south of the north line of West 
74th street, also the roadway of South Hermitage ave- 
nue, from the south line of West 72nd ^treet to a line 
parallel with and eight (8) feet south of the north line 
of West 74th street, also the roadway of South Paulina 
street, from the south line of West 72nd street to a 
line parallel with and eight (8) feet south of the north 
line of West 74th street, also the roadway of South 
Wood street, from the south line of West 72nd street 
to a line parallel with and eight (8) feet south of the 
north line of West 74th street, also the roadway of 
South Honore street, from the south line of West 71st 
street to a line parallel with and eight (8) feet south 
of the north line of West 74th street, also the roadway 
of South Lincoln street, from the south line of West 
71st street to a line parallel with and eight (8) Teet 
south of the north line of West 74th street, also the 
roadway of South Winchester avenue, from the south 
line of West 71st street to a line parallel with and eight 
(8) feet south of the north line of West 74th street, also 
the roadway of West 71st street, from the west line of 
South Ashland avenue to a line parallel with and eight 
(8) feet west of the east line of South Robey street, 
also the roadway of West 72nd street, from the west 
line of South Ashland avenue, to a line parallel with 
and eight (8) feet west of the east line of South Robey 
street, also the rdadway of West 73rd street, from the 
west line of South Ashland avenue to a line parallel 
with and eight (8) feet west of the east line of South 
Robey street, the width of each of said roadways being 
hereby established at thirty (30) feet and also the 
roadways of all intersecting streets and alleys extended 
from the curb line to the street line produced on each 
side of each of said above specified streets between the 
points herein described except as hereinafter specific- 
ally provided, be and the same are hereby ordered im-- 
proved as follows : 

A granite concrete combined curb and gutter shall be 
constructed on each side of the roadway of each of said 
above specified streets between the points hereinbefore 
described (except the intersections of South Marshfield 
avenue. South Paulina street. South Hermitage avenue 
and South Wood street with West 71st street and ex- 
cept across the roadways of all other intersecting 
streets and also except across the roadways of all in- 
tersecting alleys between the points hereinbefore de- 
scribed), in such a manner that the roadway face 
of the curb shall be parallel with and fifteen 
(15) feet from the center line of each of said 
above specified streets; and a granite concrete combined 
curb and gutter shall be constructed on each side of the 
roadways of all intersecting streets and alleys extended 
from the curb line to the street line produced on each 
side of each of said above specified streets between the 
points hereinbefore described (except the intersections 
of South Marshfield avenue. South Paulina street. 
South Hermitage avenue and South Wood street with 
West 71st street and also except that part of the inter- 
sections of South Lincoln street and South Winchester 
avenue, from a line parallel with and ten (10) feet 
south of the north lirie to the north line of West 71st 
street) , in such a manner that the roadway face of the 
curb shall conform with the curb line produced on each 
side of all said intersecting streets and in such a man- 
ner that the back of the curb shall conform with the 



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alley line produced on each side of all said intersecting 
alleys between the points hereinbefore described. 

Said ("oinltiiK'd (Miii) and gnltor shall be made as fol- 
lows, 'to wit: 

'riio ('()iicn>(i> io 1)0 used shall consist of the best 
quality of Portland cement mixed with fine crushed 
granite in the proportion of one (1) part cement 
and two (2) parts fine granite, into which shall 
be incorporated four (4) parts of broken granite of 
varying sizes which will pass through a ring of one and 
one-half (1%) inches internal diameter and be held on 
a ring of one-fourth (%) of an inch internal diameter. 
The cement shall be mixed thoroughly with fine crushed 
granite, after which it shall be moistened with water 
to form a mortar and into which shall be incorporated 
the four (4) parts of broken granite as specified above 
and rammed into forms until solid. 

The material to be used in finishing the surface of 
said combined curb and gutter shall consist of the best 
quality of Portland cement mixed with finely crushed 
granite in the proportion of two (2) parts cem^ent and 
three (3) parts granite, which, after being mois'terxed 
with water to form a mortar, shall be evenly spread 
over the top and roadway face of the curb to a thick- 
ness of one-fourth (%) inch, and over the surface of 
the gutters lo a thickness of one (1) inch, so as to in- 
sure a smooth and even surface on the exposed surfaces 
of the combined curb and gutter after being evenly 
trowelled and finished with a broom. 

The curb shall be seven (7) inches thick and the 
height at the back shall vary from eighteen (18) inches 
at the calchbasin inlets to eleven (dl) inches at the 
summits, and the gutter shall be twelve (12) inches in 
width and eight (8) inches in thickness. The upper 
roadway edge of the curb shall be rounded to an arc of 
a circle having a radius of one and one-half (l%j 
inches. 

Said combined curb and gutter shall be constructed 
upon a bed -of cinders, gravel or sand three (3) inches 
in depth after being fiooded with water and thoroughly 
compacted to an even surface, and said combined curb 
and gutter shall be backfilled with earth, free from ani- 
mal or vegetable matter, said filling to be four (4) feet 
wide at the top of the curb and even therewith and 
shall slope down at the rate of one and one-half (IVa) 
feet horizontal to one (1) foot vertical. 

Said combined curb and gutter shall be so con- 
structed that the upper surface 6f the gutter shall con- 
form to the surface of the finished roadways as here- 
inafter descr-ibed, and the top edge of the curb on each 
side of the roadway of each of said above specified 
streets shall be at the elevation of straight lines con- 
necting the several points at the elevations hereinafter 
described and-the top edge of the curb on each side of 
the roadways of all intersecting streets extended from 
the curb line to the street line produced on each side 
of each of said above specified streets shall be at the 
elevation of said intersecting streets hereinafter de- 
scribed and the top edge of the curb on each side of the 
roadways of all intersecting alleys extended from the 
curb line to the street line produced on each side of each 
of said above specified streets shall rise from the curb 
line to the street line produced at the rate of one (1) 
inch vertical to three (3) feet horizontal from the ele- 
vation of the curb of said above specified streets be- 
tween said-points, which elevations shall be as follows, 
to wit: 



AL tlie intersection of South Ashland avenue with 
West, 71st street, 22.30' feet above datum. 

AL the intersection of South Ashland avenue with 
West 72nd street, 22.50 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of South Ashland avenue with 
West, 73rd street, 22.50 feet above datum. 

AL the intersection of South Marshfield avenue with 
West 71st street, 22.50 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of South Marshfield avenue with 
West 72nd street, 23.00 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of South Marshfield avenue with 
West 73rd street, 23.50 feet above' datum. 

At the intefsection of South Marshfield avenue with 
West 74th street, 23.00 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of South Paulina street wilh 
West 71st street, 23.00 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of South Paulina street with 
West 72nd street, 23.00 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of South Paulina street with 
West 73rd street, 23.50 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of South Paulina street with 
West 74th street, 23.50 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of South Hermitage avenue with 
West 71st street, 23.00 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of South Hermitage avenue with 
West 72nd street, 23.50 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of South Hermitage avenue with 
West 73rd street, 23.75 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of South Hermitage avenue with 
West 74th street, 23.00 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of South Wood street with West 
71st street, 23.20 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of South Wood street with West 
72nd street, 23.30 feet- above datum. 

At the intersection of South Wood street with West 
73rd street, 24.40 feet above datum. 

AL the intersection of South Wood street with West 
74th street, 23-00 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of South Honore street- with West 
71st street, 23.00 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of South Honore street with West 
72nd street, 23.50 feet above datum. . 

"At the intersection of South Honore street with West 
73rd street, 24.50 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of South Honore street with West 
74th sl^reet, 24.00 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of South Lincoln street with 
West 71st street, 23.70 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of South Lincoln street with 
West 72nd street, 24.00 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of South Lincoln street with 
West 73rd street, 24.50 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of South Lincoln street with 
West 74th street, 24.00 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of South Winchester avenue witli 
West 71st street, 23.50 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of South Winchester avenue with 
West 72nd street, 24.00 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of South Winchester avenue with 
West 73rd street, 25.20 feet above datum. , 

At the intersection of South Winchester avenue with 
West 74th street, 24.00 feet above datum. 



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At the intersection of South Robey street with West 
71st street (east curb), 24.20 feet above datum. 

■At the intersection of South Robey street with West 
72iid street, 24.00 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of South Robey street with West 
73rd street, 24.50 feet above datum. 

The above elevations as fixed shall be measured from 
Chicago City datum as established by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago. 

The roadways of the several streets specified above 
between the points hereinbefore described and also the 
roadways of all streets and alleys intersecting the sev- 
eral streets specified above and extending from the 
curb line to the street line produced on each side of 
each of said above specified streets between the points 
hereinbefore described (except the intersections of 
South Marsbfield avenue, South Paulina street. South 
Hermitage avenue and South Wood street with West 
71st street and also except that part of the intersec- 
tions of South Lincoln street and South Winchester 
avenue from a line parallel with and ten (lOl feet 
south of the north line to the north line of West 7 1st 
street), shall be so graded that after being thoroughly 
puddled and rolled with a roller of ten (10) tons 
weight until the roadbeds are thoroughly compacted 
and after the pavement hereinafter described shall 
have been placed thereon, the surface of the pavement 
at the center of the finished roadway of each of said 
above specified streets and the center of the finished 
roadways of all intersecting streets extended from the 
curb line to the street line produced on each side of 
each of said above specified streets shall be at the ele- 
vation of the top of the curbing hereinbefore described, 
and the surface of the finished roadways at the sum- 
mits in the gutters between catchbasins and adjoining 
the roadway face of the curbing shall be three (3^ 
inches below the top of said curbing, and the surface of 
the finished roadways at the catchbasin inlets in the 
gutters adjoining the face of the curbing shall be ten 
(10) inches below the top of said curbing. 

The slope of the gutters adjoining the roadway face 
of said curbing shall be uniform from the summits to 
the catchbasin inlets, and a transverse section of the 
finished surface of the pavement and gutters shall bo 
an arc of a circle passing through the said gutter ele- 
vations and the elevation of the center of said finished 
roadways, at every part of the roadway of each of said 
above specified streets and at every part of the road- 
ways of all streets intersecting the several streets spe- 
cified above, between the points hereinbefore described. 

In all intersecting alleys hereinbefore specified at 
the street lines produced of said above specified streets, 
the surface of the finished pavement adjoining the 
curbing shall be even with the top of the curbing, and 
the surface of the finished pavement at the center of 
the roadway of said alleys shall be three (3) inches 
below the top of the curbing, and a transverse section 
of the finished surface of the pavement at the street 
lines produced of said above specified streets shall be 
an arc of a circle passing through the surface of the 
pavement adjoining said curbing and the surface of the 
pavement at the center of said finished roadways. The 
sui'face of thp said pavement thence shall slope gradu- 
ally to meet the gutters hereinbefore specified. 

Upon the roadbeds thus prepared between said points 
and between said gutters shall be spread a layer of 



Portland cement concrete six (6) inches in thickness. 
Said cement shall be so ground that ninety-two (92) 
per cent will pass through a standard number one hun- 
dred (100) sieve having ten thousand (10,000) meshes 
per square inch. 

Briquettes made from a mortar composed of one (1) 
part said Portland cement and three (3) parts torpedo 
sand, or three (3) parts of limestone screenings, free 
from dirt, dust and other impurities, exposed to the air 
lor one (1) day and immersed in water for six (6) days, 
shall develop an ultimate tensile strength of two hun- 
dred (200) pounds per square inch. 

One (1) part cement which shall stand the above test 
and comply with the above requirements, and three (3} 
parts of torpedo sand, or three (3) parts of limestone 
screenings, free from dirt, dust and other impurities, 
shall be thoroughly mixed dry and then made into a 
mortar with the least possible amount of water. 

Seven (7) parts of the best quality of slag, limestone, 
or other stone which shall be equal in quality for con- 
crete purposes, of a size that will pass through a ring 
of two (2) inches internal diameter and be held on a 
ring of one-half (%) inch internal diameter, all of 
which slag or stone shall be thoroughly cleaned, free 
from all foreign substances and drenched with water, 
shall then be incorporated immediately with the mor- 
tar. Each batch of concrete shall be thoroughly mixed 
and at once spread upon the surface of said roadbeds 
and thoroughly compacted by ramming until free mor- 
tar appears on the surface. The surface of said layer 
of concrete shall be parallel with and three and one- 
half (3''/2) inches below the top of the finished pave- 
ment. 

Upon the concrete foundation as above specified shall 
be laid a binder course, composed of asphaltic cement 
and gravel or clean broken limestone crusher run and 
of varying sizes which will pass through a ring of one 
(1) inch internal diameter. 

The gravel or stone shall be heated and thoroughly 
mixed with the asphaltic cement in the proportions of 
six (6) parts by weight of asphaltic cement and ninety- 
four (94) parts by weight of gravel or stone. This 
binder shall be spread on the base above described, 
and while in a hot and plastic condition shall be rolled 
until it has a uniform thickness of one and one-half 
(1%) inches. The upper surface shall be exactly par- 
allel with and two (2) inches below the finished surface 
of the pavement. 

Upon this binder course shall be laid a wearing sur- 
face or pavement proper, which shall be composed of 
asphaltic cement seventeen (17) parts, sand seventy- 
three (73) parts, and pulverized carbonate of lime or 
pulverized silica ten (10) parts. The sand and asphaltic 
cement shall be heated separately to a temperature .of 
three hundred (300) degrees Fahrenheit. The pul- 
verized carbonate of lime or pulverized silica shall bo 
mixed with the sand and these ingredients then mixeil 
with the asphaltic cement at the above temperature in 
an apparatus which shall effect a perfect mixture. 

The material for pavement when mixed as above shall 
be spread at a temperature of two hundred and fifty 
(250) degrees Fahrenheit. It shall be carefully spread 
by means of hot iron rakes in such manner as to give 
uniform and regular grade to such a depth, that after 
having received its ultimate compression it will have a 
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The entire surface of the roadways thus improved 
shall then be compressed by hand rollers, after which 
natural hydraulic cement in the proportion of one (1) 
barrel to each one thousand (1,000) square yards of 
surface shall be swept over it, and the whole then thor- 
oughly compressed by rolling with a steam roller of 
ten (10) tons weight, the rolling being continued for 
five (5) hours for each one thousand (1,000) square 
yards of surface. 

All asphaltum used in the making of the asphaltic 
cement for both the binder and the wearing surface 
shall be asphaltum obtained from J^itch Lake in the 
Island of Trinidad, or asphaltum which shall be equal 
in quality for paving purposes to that obtained from 
Pitch Lake in the Island of Trinidad. 

Eight (8) new brick catchbasins shall be constructed 
and trapped and connected with the sewer in South 
Marshfield avenue and located in the roadway of said 
South Marshfield avenue at necessary points, adjacent 
to the curb lines of said South Marshfield avenue. 

Eight (8) new brick catchbasins shall be constructed 
and trapped and connected with the sewer in South 
Paulina street and located in the roadway of said South 
Paulina street at necessary points, adjacent to the curb 
lines of said South Paulina street. 

Eight (8) new brick catchbasins shall be constructed 
and trapped and connected with the sewer in South 
Hermitage avenue and located in the roadway of said 
South Hermitage avenue at necessary points, adjacent 
to the curb lines of said South Hermitage avenue. 

Eight (8) new brick catchbasins shall be constructed 
and trapped and connected with the sewer in South 
Wood street and located in the roadway of said South 
Wood street at necessary points, adjacent to the curb 
lines of said South Wood street. 

Ten (10) new brick catchbasins shall be constructed 
and trapped and connected with the sewer in South 
Honore street and located in the roadway of said South 
Honore street at necessary points, adjacent to the curb 
lines of said South Honore street. 

Twelve (12) new brick catchbasins shall be con- 
structed and trapped and connected with the sewer in 
South Lincoln street and located in the roadway of said 
South Lincoln street at necessary points, adjacent to the 
curb lines of said South Lincoln street. 

Eight (8) new brick catchbasins shall be constructed 
and trapped and connected with the sewer in South 
Winchester avenue and located in the roadway of said 
South Winchester avenue at necessary points, adjacent 
to the curb lines of said South Winchester avenue. 

Sixteen (16) new brick catchbasins shall be con- 
structed and trapped and connected with the sewer in 
West 71st street and located in the roadway of said 
West 71st street at necessary points, adjacent to the 
curb lines of said West 71st street. 

Sixteen (16) new brick catchbasins shall be con- 
structed and trapped and connected with the sewer in 
West 73rd street and located in the roadway of said 
West 73rd street at necessary points, adjacent to the 
curb lines of said West 73rd street. 

Eighteen (18) new brick catchbasins shall be. con- 
structed and located in the roadway of West 72nd street 
at necessary points, adjacent to the curb lines of said 
West 72nd street; two (2) of said catchbasins shall be 
trapped and connected with the sewer in South Ashland 



avenue; two (2) shall be trapped and connected with 
the sewer in South Marshfield avenue; four (4) shall 
be trapped and conected with the sewer in South Pau- 
lina street; two (2) shall be trapped and connected 
with the sewer in South Honore street; two (2) shall be 
trapped and connected with the sewer in South Lincoln 
street; two (2) shall be trapped and connected with the 
sewer in South Robey street, and four (4) shall be 
trapped and connected with the sewer in South Wood 
street. 

. Each of said catchbasins shall be seven feet two 
inches deep, measuring from the top of the brickwork, 
and shall have an internal diameter of four feet at the 
bottom and to plane five feet above and parallel there- 
with. The walls of said catchbasins shall be eight 
inches thick and shall be built of two courses of sewer 
brick laid edgewise in perpendicular courses, upon a 
floor of pine plank two inches in thickness. The top 
of each of said catchbasins shall decrease to two feet 
internal diameter, being drawn in by means of nine 
header courses, the diameter being decreased uniformly 
for each course. 

Each of said catchbasins shall be connected with the 
sewer with tile pipe of eight inches internal diameter 
and shall be trapped with a half trap also of tile pipe 
of eight inches internal diameter. The said trap of 
each said catchbasins shall be set so that the eleva- 
tion of the bottom of the inside of the same shall be 
three feet six inches above the floor of the catchbasin. 

Each of said catchbasins shall be provided with a 
suitable cast-iron cover, each of which covers, in- 
clusive of lid, shall weigh five hundred and forty 
pounds. Each of said cast-iron covers shall be set so 
that the top of the same shall coincide with the finished 
surface of the pavement herein described. 

The tile pipe specified above shall be straight, smooth 
and sound, thoroughly burned, well glazed and free 
from lumps and other imperfections, and three-fourths 
of an inch thick. 

All brick and the joints of the tile pipe above referred 
to shall be laid with the best quality of natural hydrau- 
lic cement mortar, composed of one part natural hy- 
draulic cement and two parts clean, sharp sand. 

The several sewer manholes and catchbasins located 
in said roadways shall be raised or lowered as may be 
necessary to make them conform to the finished sur- 
face of said pavement; and the several catchbasins lo- 
cated outside of said roadways shall be raised or low- 
ered as may be necessary to make them conform to the 
elevations herein described. The several catch- 
basins located on the line of the curb shall be raised 
or lowered and adjusted as may be necessary to make 
them conform to the finished surface of said pavement, 
or to said elevations according to whether the 
major part of said catchbasin lies within or without 
the line of said curb. Catchbasin inlets shall be con- 
structed at necessary points in said gutters. The catch- 
basins not located in the gutters shall be connected 
with said inlets by means of tile pipe of eight (8) inches 
internal diameter laid with the best quality of natural 
hydraulic cement mortar, composed of one (1) part 
natural hydraulic cement and two (2) parts clean, sharp 
sand. Said tile pipe shall be straight, smooth and 
sound, thoroughly burned, well glazed, free from lumps 
and other imperfections, and three-fourths of an inch 
thick. 



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Said work to be done in a woi^kmanlike manner un- 
der the superintendence of the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the said City of Chicago. 

Section 2. That the recommendation of the Board 
of Local Improvements of the City of Chicago, prq- 
viding for said improvement, together with the esti- 
mate of the cost thereof including the lawful expenses 
attending the same, made by the engineer of said 
Board, both hereto attached, be and the same are hereby 
approved. 

Section 3 That said improvomcnt shall be made and 
the cost thereof. Including the lawful expenses attend- 
ing the same, be paid by special assessment in accord- 
ance with an Act of the General Assembly of the State 
of Illinois, entitled, "An Act Concerning Local Improve- 
ments," approved June 14th, A. D. 1897, and the amend- 
ments thereto and that of said special assessment, the 
sum of eleven thousand seven hundred thirty-eight and 
no one-hundredths dollars ($11,738.00), not exceeding 
five (5) per centum of the amount of said assessment 
as finally determined after the completion of said im- 
provement in accordance with Section 84 of said Act, 
shall be applied toward the payment of the cost of mak- 
ing, levying and collecting said special assessment, and 
of letting and executing contracts, advertising, clerical 
hire, engineering and inspection, court costs and defic- 
iency in interest in the matter of said special assess- 
ment, in accordance with the provisions of said Act. 

Section 4. That the aggregate amount herein or- 
dered to be assessed against the property, and also the 
assessment on each lot and parcel of land therein as- 
sessed shall he divided into five installments in the 
manner provided by the statute in such cases made and 
nrovided. and each of said installments shall bear in- 
terest at the rate of five per centum per annum accord- 
ing to law until paid. 

Section 5. That for the purpose of anticipating the 
collection of the second and succeeding installments of 
said assessment for said improvement, bonds shall be 
issued payable out of said installments bearing interest 
at the rate of five per centum per